Alfie Boe announces forest concerts

May 1, 2012

Alfie Boe announces forest concerts

 

Alfie Boe is the latest act to announce participation in this year’s Forestry Commission Live Music with a brace of concerts this summer.

 

The classically trained tenor has become well established as one of the country’s most popular artists with acclaimed, sell-out, live concerts and 2 Top Ten, ‘platinum’ selling albums in the last twelve months. Theatre-goers have witnessed sensational performances in shows such as ‘Les Misérables’ in the West End and ‘La Bohème’ on Broadway; and with albums like ‘Alfie’ and ‘Bring Him Home’, Alfie Boe’s interpretation of the most revered and timeless songs has ensured an ever-growing fan base. Alfie’s forest debut will see him performing from his current albums as well as from classical and proms repertoire.

 

Forestry Commission Live Music concerts are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere, and income generated from ticket sales is spent on improving the local forest for both people and wildlife.

 

Exclusive to Westonbirt’s Alfie Boe concert, you can enjoy a gourmet picnic provided by local caterers Relish. Find out more and pre-order your picnic at www.forestry.gov.uk/music.

 

Commenting on the shows, Alfie Boe said, “I am delighted to be asked to appear at Westonbirt Arboretum andThetfordForestas part of Forestry Commission Live Music. It is going to be a real privilege to perform at such prestigious outdoor venues with beautiful trees as backdrops”.
Alfie Boe plus Orchestra and ‘special guest support’ will be performing:

Friday 13th July, Thetford Forest, nearBrandon,Suffolk.

Saturday 21st July, Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire.
Tickets £35.50 (subject to booking fee) from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music

Info:

www.alfie-boe.com

www.forestry.gov.uk/music


The Wanted for Westonbirt!

May 1, 2012

The Wanted for Westonbirt!

Pop sensation The Wanted will perform a West Country concert this Summer at Westonbirt Arboretum. This is the final act to be announced at the venue as part of Forestry Commission Live Music 2012.

 

Just 18 months since their huge Number One debut single ‘All Time Low’, The Wanted has already become one ofBritain’s biggest, most brilliant pop bands, living a dream that has far surpassed even their most optimistic expectations. Hard working and quite plainly loving every single second, the band have already notched up a succession of hits, been viewed a staggering 30 million times on YouTube and sold 400,000 copies of their eponymous debut album. ‘Battleground’ their second album is keeping a pace having already generated the hits ‘Lightning’, ‘Gold Forever’, ‘Warzone’ and the Number One Summer dance smash ‘Glad You Came’.

 

Forestry Commission Live Music concerts are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere, and income generated from ticket sales will be spent on caring for this internationally important tree collection. Westonbirt Arboretum hosts six concerts each summer with full on-site facilities and parking plus a dedicated taxi and private car drop off/pick-up zone.

 

The band’s Nathan Sykes, who is from Gloucestershire said, “It’s so cool for me to do a home show in such a great place. I’m sure you’ll be glad you came!”

 

The Wanted plus guests will be appearing:

 

Friday 20th July, Westonbirt Arboretum, Nr Tetbury, Glos

 

Tickets £27.50 (subject to booking fee) go on sale at 9.00am Friday 10th February from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online at http://www.forestry.gov.uk/music

 

Info:

http://www.thewantedmusic.com

http://www.forestry.gov.uk/music


STEPS AT WESTONBIRT ARBORETUM

May 1, 2012

Steps into Westonbirt Arboretum

 

Pop phenomenon, Steps, have announced they will be bringing their reunion tour to Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, this summer, as part of Forestry Commission Live Music.

 

Steps dominated the charts over a 5-year period including an impressive run of 14 consecutive top 5 singles that got the nation dancing like: ‘One For Sorrow’, ‘Heartbeat/Tragedy’, ‘Love’s Got A Hold Of My Heart’, ‘Deeper Shade Of Blue’, ‘After The Love Has Gone’, ‘When I Said Goodbye/Summer Of Love’ and ‘Stomp’. Their live shows captured the hearts of fans, selling out multiple dates at venues nationwide, making them one of the most successful acts on tour.

 

The Brit-award winning group comprising Lee Latchford-Evans, Claire Richards, Lisa Scott-Lee, Faye Tozer and Ian Watkins (aka H) reformed last year for a documentary series on Sky Living titled Steps: The Reunion. They also announced aUK arena tour which is proving one of the hottest tickets for 2012 and released a Greatest Hits album, ‘The Ultimate Collection’ that entered the charts at the top, becoming the band’s third UK No1 album.

 

Forestry Commission Live Music concerts are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere, and income generated from ticket sales is spent on improving the arboretum for both people and wildlife.

 

Commenting on the Westonbirt show, Ian Watkins said, “We are all really up for performing our hits in such a fantastic setting and promise a Steptacular show.”

 

Steps plus guests will be appearing:
Sunday 22nd July, Westonbirt Arboretum, Nr Tetbury, Glos
Tickets £36 (subject to booking fee) go on sale at 9.00am Friday 27th January from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music

Info: www.forestry.gov.uk/music
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Release:  Monday 23rd January 2012

 

Media enquiries: James Delanoy james@delanoy.co.uk / tel 01223 812533

Note To Editors

 

Forestry Commission Live Music takes place each summer in seven forest locations around the country. Woodland clearings are temporarily transformed into a concert arena creating a safe and relaxed atmosphere for gig-goers.
Over 987,000 people have previously attended Forestry Commission Live Music concerts.

 

18% of the country’s woods and forests are managed by the Forestry Commission. InEngland, more than 50% of the population live within 10km of a Forestry Commission managed wood or forest.


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