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Elbow announce summer Forest Live dates

The band will perform a series of dates as part of the concert series.

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Elbow have announced summer dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission.

The past two decades have seen Elbow become one of Britain’s finest bands. They released their debut Asleep At The Back in 2001 and their latest album The Take Off and Landing of Everything was released in 2014 topping the charts in its first week.

Elbow has collected two Ivor Novellos and a BRIT award for Best British Band over their career to date. The band is fronted by Guy Garvey, whose lyrics have given them their unique identity.

The Forest Live dates are:

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Thursday 15 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
Saturday 17 June: Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Saturday 24 June: Dalby Forest, near Pickering, N Yorks.
Sunday 25 June: Sherwood Pines Forest, near Mansfield, Notts.
Thursday 29 June: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.
Friday 30 June, Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire.
Friday 7 July: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

Tickets cost £41.50 (plus £4.65 booking fee) and are available from 9am Friday 20 January from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400, or to buy online at

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 16 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.

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