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Rick Astley announces summer 2017 Forest Live shows

The singer will play a string of dates in June and July.

Rick Astley
Credit: Rick Astley

Rick Astley is the first artist to announce Forest Live dates for 2017.

The string of dates will take place in June and July and are part of Forest Live, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission where acts perform in spectacular woodland locations around the country.

Commenting on the concerts, Rick Astley said, “2017 sees me celebrating 30 years in the music business since my first No 1 hit. I can’t wait to perform as a part of Forest Live and I really hope you can make one of the dates to enjoy the experience with me.”

Rick has experienced a big resurgence in popularity this year with the release of his latest album 50. The album has gone Gold and helped Rick amass over 600,000 streams on Spotify for its singles.

Fans can look forward to seeing Rick perform a set of songs from his latest album and greatest hits.

The full dates are:

Friday 16 June: Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Saturday 17 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos
Friday 23 June: Dalby Forest, near Pickering, North Yorks
Saturday 1 July: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk
Sunday 2 July: Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire
Saturday 8 July: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs

Tickets £36.50 (plus £4.15 booking fee) go on sale at 9.00am Friday 21 October from the Forestry Commission box office tel: 03000 680400, or buy online at


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