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5 Stars 5 Stars

Went to see rick astley . Fantastic evening . Brilliant venue , well organised . Looking forward to Paloma Faith .

Anonymous, 8/May/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

Been to see Mcfly 2009, JLS 2010, Scouting for Girls 2011, Olly Murs 2013 and Rudimental 2016 at Westonbirt. Every year it gets better. The venue is brilliant because of the great atmosphere, whether the suns out or its raining. A safe, open venue for children to go to the front stage whilst you bring your blankets, chairs and a picnic. Looking forward to returning this year to see George Ezra.

Anonymous, 22/Feb/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

Saw Rick Astley who was amazing & looking forward to seeing the full line up for next year. We will be trying for Script tickets

Anonymous, 27/Nov/2017

We live Forest Live, saw the amazing Spandau Ballet a few years ago. This year saw the Fantastic Olly Murs & talented Louisa Johnson on the Friday night. On Saturday night the mellow voice of Rumer, finishing off with the Soulfully fabulous, has still got it.. Rick what a show. Looking forward to 2018

Fran Sawyer , 16/Nov/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

We have been to Westonbirt every year and a FAB venue for an outdoor concert. All facilities are great however there is always a problem with people who arrive at the last minute and think they can sit at the front when people have been there since mid-day. Needs to be monitored more unfortunately

Golden Girls, 18/Oct/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Saw RickAstley, fantastic on Saturday, Craig David on the Sunday, been to many concerts here and enjoyed them all, a thank you to the catering and bens loos , so much cleaner than previous years !

Sandra Taylor , 24/Sep/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

Saw Craig David this sumner. He was fab, as was the venue.

There was a wait to get out of the car park at the end but no more than any concert venue.

Hope there are some good people on in 2018.

Danya , 24/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Rick Astley was brilliant.

The organisation by WB staff and helpers was exceptional. We had a lovely picnic in the car park, listening to everyone tuning up. Thoroughly enjoyed the concert, and then took less than 10 minutes to leave the car park. Thanks for arranging a lovely evening with perfect weather :)

Louise, Yvonne and George, 11/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Fantastic night watching Rick Astley. I thought it was well organised, friendly, helpful staff, the only thing I would say, all the toilets were over one side, and the bar over the other, is it possible to dot the toilets about a bit!! thank you,,

katy , 23/Jun/2017

Rick Astley amazing - pity we then sat in the car for an hour and a half before getting out of the car park.

Anonymous, 22/Jun/2017
2 Stars 2 Stars

Saw Elbow on Thursday. Disappointed as have been to Westonbirt concerts previously and they have been good. This time parking was awful with cars from Tetbury being directed to park at Westonbirt School which is further away. The concert area seemed overcrowded compared to a few years ago when I last attended a concert. We ended up sat near the back and the sound didn't seem loud enough for a concert experience. On leaving it took over an hour just to exit the car park, not including the 15 minute walk back to the car. Why are you also charged a booking fee on top of each ticket, rather than per transaction? I'd think twice before going again.

Claire, 21/Jun/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

Olly Murs was fantasic, venue itself was great, nice open space with plenty of facilities but no ice cream van! (should have this for next year!)

Only downside was getting out of the car park at the end of the night. No visible attendents until leaving the car park after being at a complete stand still for 30 mins, and people making their own routes up to get out!

Hayley, 20/Jun/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Craig David was fantastic on Sunday evening,a brilliant night with perfect weather.No problems getting into or out of the venue.

We will definitely be back next year, Well done to the Forestry Commission.

Anonymous, 20/Jun/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Craig David was brilliant, not too crowded and very organised with the parking, thought we'd have to queue for a long time to get out but it was all organised.

Can't wait to return again

Anonymous, 19/Jun/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

We came to see Craig David last night he was fantastic and owned the stage. He had everyone dancing it was a chance of a lifetime...I can tick that one off of my bucket list now!

Michelle golding, 19/Jun/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Fantastic evening at Westonbirt watching Craig David. Everything was perfect including parking, organisation, stage, timings. Great job all involved.

Jamie L, 19/Jun/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

We were at Westonbirt last night (18th June), it was very well organised, the Forestry Commission had it down to a tee. Craig David was fantastic, no problems with speakers or sound at all, it was a great night all round, wish we were going again tonight!!

Anonymous, 19/Jun/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Saw Craig David last night. Awesome gig in a lovely venue. I've never been to Westonbirt before but I will definitely be coming back. What a lovely, easy going, chilled out vibe. Craig David was faultless. Sound system was awesome. Staff were helpful. Thankyou <3 :-)

Rachel Collins, 19/Jun/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

Elbow were fantastic as were the speakers (meeting with sound engineer husband's approval)

Exiting parking at the end of the evening was not so good.

Anonymous, 19/Jun/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Rick Astley absolutely fantastic. Brilliant job by the Forestry Commission.

Lizzy, 18/Jun/2017
1 Star 1 Star

Saw Elbow on Thursday. Parking was Mayhem. Speakers were awful quality. Totally overpriced for a concert that was more like a village fete than the 02 Arena.

Anonymous, 18/Jun/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

Well organised and friendly staff enhanced the great evening with Rick Astley ,well done.

The Leonards, 18/Jun/2017

Rick Astley was fantastic well worth seeing again someday

Simon Dovaston, 18/Jun/2017
3 Stars 3 Stars

Saw Olly Murs here on 16th June. Concert was fantastic. However, being a massive fan we decided to queue early so we got front row. When we arrived we were informed we would have to pay 10 each to queue, as if we were walking around the Arboretum, which we certainly were not! Never had to do this in previous years when we've been queuing early for Forest Live gigs. However, security checks were quick and easy and the team all handed the concert very well for a smooth run of a concert, plus an incredible night by Olly.

Anon, 17/Jun/2017
3 Stars 3 Stars

Elbow concert on Thurs 15.6.17 was good, but the experience was spoilt as it took over an hour to get out of the car park. I hope the rest of the concerts over the weekend are not subject to this bad experience.

Anonymous, 17/Jun/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Elbow totally amazing legendary band in an amazing setting which felt very intimate thank you

Mead, 16/Jun/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

Elbow concert was superb.excellent organisation on arrival but mayhem ensued getting out of the car park which took us 1 hour to get to the exit.

Anonymous, 16/Jun/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

Elbow concert was fantastic...parking an issue. Good to have extra parking at the school but a nightmare to get out of after the show.

Kate Rose, 16/Jun/2017
3 Stars 3 Stars

Great event last night watching Elbow, and did the easy walk from the school, great organisation in getting people in. Getting out! Abysmal, complete free for all and no stewards to be seen.....

John Mazzotta, 16/Jun/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

Elbow were very good. A fantastic venue and the sound quality was excellent.

Getting into the arena took ages; we parked in D17 and joined a long queue with only 2 attendants checking bags and collecting tickets. People getting in from the other side had numerous people checking them in and there was no queues!! This needs sorting.

Anonymous, 16/Jun/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

A very well organised evening watching Elbow.

Good show,

Over priced alcohol .

Exiting the car park well controlled given the size of crowd, although. Forced to turn left when needed to go right on exit.

Well done for staging and organising such events.

Roger kyme, 16/Jun/2017

We had a wonderful time at Elbow but the ridiculous new parking system ruined the evening. It was completely inept and caused us to question whether we would come again next year

Jo , 15/Jun/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

UB40 was just outstanding. We all enjoed the concert. Many thanks for having these performer's for our pleasure

Gina Delve, 8/May/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Spandau ballet were brilliant last yera

jeffery smith, 17/Jan/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Seen Paul waller there cool night

Wayne , 16/Jan/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Hi ,

UB40 were brilliant, will they be returning this year.

Deana Awan, 9/Jan/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

Really enjoyed paloma faith concert a couple of years ago. Was my first concert at westonbirt hope to go to many more a memorable evening.

Jackie wilkinson, 27/Dec/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Will the concerts this year be held over the 4 days again and not spread out over the 2 months?

Marie, 1/Dec/2016

Yes that is correct Westonbirt will be held over four days from 15th to 18th June.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

UB40 were AMAZINNNGGGGG!!! I do hope there back next year!!! What an amazing night!!!!!!!!

Sami, 8/Nov/2016

Being our first visit to Westonbirt finding the venue and parking was very easy, found a place to set up camp and enjoyed a picnic and drink before the show (never have I been to such a chilled out relaxing gig).

UB40 Ali, Astro, Micky and the new band were amazing just like the old days and did british reggae proud.

Getting out of the site took a little while but was expected as there is only one road out, patience required and staff / site / facilities absolutely great.

Steve Smith, 5/Aug/2016
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