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James Bay announces Forest Live dates

The singer-songwriter announces two dates for the summer.

James Bay
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James Bay has announced live shows as part of Forest Live, the Forestry Commission’s summer concert series.

The singer-songwriter enjoyed a successful 2015 with the release of his acclaimed debut album Choas and the Calm. Earlier in the year Bay picked up the 2015 Critic’s Choice Brit Award and his platinum-selling single Hold Back the River enjoyed over 71 million views on YouTube.

Bay will perform with special guests at the following two dates:

Friday 1 July Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk
Friday 8 July Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife. Over Forest Live’s 15 years history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors. With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.

Tickets £34.50 (plus £3.95 booking fee) go on sale 9am Friday 29 January from the Forestry Commission box office tel: 03000 680400, or buy online at

Watch the video for James Bay’s Hold Back the River:


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