Weller to play gig in the forest

Paul Weller
Paul Weller

British music legend Paul Weller has confirmed five forest gigs, appearing as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert programme in spectacular woodland locations across the country.

He will perform at Sherwood Pines Forest, Nottinghamshire on Saturday, June 14 and at Cannock Chase Forest, Staffordshire, on Saturday, June 28.

Tickets for both shows are available to purchase via Capital FM Arena Nottingham.

It’s been over 35 years since Paul Weller first exploded onto the music scene, suited and booted, and armed with statement tunes in The Jam.

Blending the best of British with his love of Motown, Weller crafted a new landscape in the UK music scene thanks to an impressive portfolio of work including, amongst others, Stanley Road, Illumination, 22 Dreams and 2013’s Sonik Kicks all hitting Number One.

A significant figure in popular music for the past three generations, he remains a cultural icon.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission, bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income from the concerts is spent on improving the woodland for both people and wildlife.

Following on from two sold-out Forest Live dates last summer, Paul Weller said of the 2014 shows: “It’s a favourite summer jaunt for me so I look forward to performing in a few of the forests that I haven’t played in a good while”.

Tickets are priced at £47.70 (includes administration fee and postage). Tickets can be booked online via 0843 373 3000.