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Have been a few times always a good night.Only wish they could put a big screen up

Ray Smith , 1/Jul/2018
4 Stars 4 Stars

I have been three times now to a Delamere concert and each time there has been a great atmosphere. I have been impressed with the organisation on entering and leaving the venue. The only complaint I have is that you can hear the music no problem but you,cannot see the performer. It would be great if there were live projected images on the side screens so,the people at the back can see the entertainer in action. Is this something that could be considered?

Sandra Pritchard , 11/Jun/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

Second year and great experience - much better than large impersonal arenas.

Expect long delays in getting cars off-site at the end but we knew not to rush for the car park as soon as the set finished... Hopefully next year a ban on single use plastics and more rubbish facilities!!

Anonymous, 11/Jun/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

A fantastic venue. So well organised parking and access so easy. Been to several concerts and all have been amazing. Staff are excellent and professional . Well done

Debbie Smith, 11/Jun/2018
3 Stars 3 Stars

Attended Paloma Faith concert. Excellent entry - parking close to entrance. Fantastic concert. Exiting a different matter. Absolute chaos! Better traffic management needed in future. I realise Delamere Forest is a rural location but exiting was a free for all. Not impressed!

Stephen Pace, 10/Jun/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

Went to see Gary Barlow - Saturday 9th June. He performed a great show, singing a great mixture of new and old songs and many Take That classics. This was my visit to Delamere for 'Forest Live'. It is a beautiful venue. There was plenty of signposts on the way directing you to the car parks. The queuing was well organised with a separate disabled entrance. The security staff at the bag checking area were friendly and efficient. The portable toilets were clean and queues not too long, hand gel available too. Would recommend this venue as a great concert experience - we were blessed with lovely weather which enhanced the whole experience.

Carol, 10/Jun/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

Just seen paul heaton & jackie abbott, not only was the concert fantastic, but the staff, access in and out via the train station was exceptionally. Thank you delemere

Barry, 10/Jun/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

Just experienced two fabulous concerts Paul Heaton & Jaqui Abbots and the legend Gary Barlow who was so humbled to be back on home turf and was just amazing. Such a great venu better than any arena!

Lynda Foster, 10/Jun/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

Went to watch Paul heaton and Jackie Abbott last night good weather little drizzle but what a performance everyone seemed to be up dancing and singing great view on he hill cant wait to see whos on next year brilliant

Reggie, 9/Jun/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

Fantastic venue, so well organized

Anonymous, 9/Jun/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

Seen the charlatans there twice great venue. You can see from anywhere.

Anonymous, 3/Feb/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

Marvellous venue, attended many times over the years, never disappointed. Love Delamere :)

Chris, 2/Feb/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

Attend every single year, well for the last seven years in a row anyhow. Great performances. Never been disappointed,

In fact, it doesn't really matter who's on anymore! We just love going and soaking up the atmosphere. Simply Brilliant.

Tracey Jayne, 20/Oct/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Went the Saturday Tom jones and Sunday Rick Astley amazing time loved we could take our own food and drink looking forward to Gary Barlow next year

Carina & Pauline , 19/Oct/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Great venue

Anita Millington, 19/Oct/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Tom Jones last year was absolutely fantastic - great show - and the rain didn't stop anyone having a good time - in fact it was wonderful to dance in the rain to Toms great songs - magical night!!!!!

Veronica, 13/Oct/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

We visited to see Rick Astley this year the concert was fabulous a great evening in wonderful surroundings well organised with plenty of friendly staff to help out. Am looking forward to visiting again next year!!!

Lisa lunt, 10/Sep/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Rick Astley- Great friendly atmosphere,well organise and good refreshments.

Julie, 24/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

We are great live performance fans from Arenas to smaller venues and now a forest concert. We had the pleasure of Being at Guy & Elbow concert at Delamere we were so excited when we received our tickets..I can't praise the event organisers enough for being so disability sensitive. As a wheelchair user often venues promote Disability Accessible and have no thought put into the requirements of the full spectrum of Disabilities requirements this is sad but very true.

From first arriving at Delamere we were taken care of and guided to the disability car park next to the stage. We arrived early to give ourselves ample time to ensure we got a parking space and we settled in and listened to the sound check ,which was a good bonus.

After a short while a Forestry Commision employee tapped on our window and she gave us the biggest smile and asked if we knew how to get to the disability stand and proceeded to give us guided instructions. Also we were given a coupon to access the disability stand opening at 6pm.

It only took a short walk to reach the stand where we were met by volunteers who couldn't have been more attentive and friendly and so helpful. A big thank you to those volunteers you were just great .Everything ran so smoothly thanks to the organisers, staff & volunteers. Would never hesitate to attend a performance at Delamere Forest in the future in fact I can't wait to return. Really ,well done.

Annie P, 6/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Went to see rick Astley fantastic atmosphere and excellent facilities

Helen Rogerson, 4/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Great venue, wonderful atmosphere, first time at forest live and we cant wait to go again. Took a while to get out of the carpark but that's what we had expected. Rick Astley was fabulous.

Sarah Furnival, 4/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Had a great time at Ricky Astleys concert last night. First time we have been to Delemere. Loved the venue, atmosphere, view, pizza and the weather was great will definitely go again.

Steve, 3/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Absolutely brilliant venue! Saw Rick Astley last night - outstanding concert! Only downside was getting off car park at the end of the night - not enough stewards!

Leanne finch, 3/Jul/2017

Sorry you experienced delays leaving the site. Some delays are inevitable with the numbers leaving he site at the same time. Please be assured we are doing all we can to get everyone on their way as quickly as possible.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Fantastic night at Rick Astley....weather lovely!! Great venue will definitely return to watch another band, or rick of he returns

Anonymous, 3/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Saw Elbow 30th June 2017

Absolutely Fantastic.

Great Venue, very well organised.

So intimate, loved it.

Angela Peake, 3/Jul/2017

Great venue Saw Rick Astley. Fab show. Will be back

Anonymous, 3/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Enjoyed Tom Jones but, walking through the forest was terrible no lightening eta. Last year went to see Simply Red which was good as well. Also a lot easier to get to and much simpler, also the pick up was better and more organised,so

Jennifer Gumley, 3/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

The Rick Astley concert was absolutely brilliant. From start to finish, such a well organised event. Car Parks well sign posted and easy to find. Quick through the gates even with bag checks and then only about 30 minutes to get off the car park at the end. Well done everyone involved. Can't wait to see who is playing at Delamere next year.

Rick Astley was fabulous, 3/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Fab show from Tom Jones

Anji Irons, 3/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Great night, great venue, very slick organisation, please keep me informed of future events.

Clare Thomas , 3/Jul/2017

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Forestry Commission Response
3 Stars 3 Stars

Getting out of the car park after a concert just poor and not worth going folks ...really

Clive, 3/Jul/2017

Sorry to hear you experienced delays. Some delays are unavoidable due to the number of cars leaving site at the same time. We do all we can to ensure everyone is safely on their way as soon as possible.

Forestry Commission Response
2 Stars 2 Stars

Getting out of the car park after the Rick Astley gig ....well what can I say really badly organised ....it took over an hour . The car park attendants were totally unable to organise a proper system very poor.

Doris , 3/Jul/2017

Sorry to hear of your experience - if you would like to email boxoffice@forestry.gov.uk with more details and we can investigate this and respond to you directly.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Saw tom jones last night he was amazing. Great venue shame it rained but didn't deter from tom...

Venue was very well organised marshalls were excellent..

Catherine Taylor, 2/Jul/2017

Fab night with Tom Jones, danced my feet off all night despite the rain !

Carol Walton, 2/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Fantastic venue and atmosphere can't wait to go again. 5 stars plus!!!

L Hitchen, 2/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Fantastic venue and atmosphere can't wait to go again. 5 stars plus!!!

L Hitchen, 2/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Went to see Tom Jones and as a disabled person I have to say it was fantastic.

Quick route in and very easy to negotiate

Your staff were amazing and the whole experience was one I hope to repeat very soon

Anonymous, 2/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Great chilled-out friendly venue, with even better organisation and less queues now the parking is on site!

Anonymous, 1/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Love the concerts. Pity the train companies can't be a bit more flexible. Concert ends at 22:40 on Sunday. last train to Chester leaves Delamere at 22:32!

Dave, 30/Jun/2017

You can always camp at Elm Cottage Touring Park. We will be laying on minibuses to get our guests to and from Forest Live on Friday, Saturday & Sunday! If you're feeling fit you can even cycle from our site! We're only 5 miles away!

Jackie, 12/Jan/2017

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