Icon Weller to star at Forest Live
Date published: 05 November 2018
Paul Weller’s versatility and creative edge has connected with fans across the generations
Paul Weller is the first artist to announce gigs as part of Forest Live 2019, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission.
Weller’s latest release ‘True Meanings’, entered the UK charts at No 2.
It is his 14th solo album and the 26th studio album of his career that began in 1977 with The Jam’s debut album ‘In the City’.
Five era-defining albums followed before he experienced further recognition with The Style Council and subsequent success with numerous solo releases such as ‘Wild Wood’, ‘Wake Up The Nation’ and ‘Sonik Kicks’.
Paul Weller’s versatility and creative edge has connected with fans across the generations, making him one of the most significant players of the British music scene over the past four decades.
A cultural icon, his impact, relevance and popularity with the public, fellow musicians and critics alike remains unabated in his milestone 60th year.
Forest Live is a major outdoor live music series held every summer by Forestry Commission England in seven beautiful forests.
Over 1.75 million people have attended a forest gig in the last 18 years.
Money raised from ticket sales helps to look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.
Paul Weller made his Forest Live debut in 2004 and has played to sell-out crowds ever since, with his most recent appearances being in 2014.
Commenting on the new dates, Paul said: “The Forest shows are always great gigs for us and it’s been a while since I last did them so I’m really looking forward to them next year.”
Paul Weller + guests, dates:
Friday, June 14: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
Sunday, June 16: Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Friday, June 21: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.
Saturday, June 22: Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire.
Friday, June 28: Dalby Forest, near Pickering, North Yorks.
Saturday, June 29: Sherwood Pines, near Mansfield, Notts.
Saturday, July 6: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.
Tickets (£48.50 (plus £5.35 booking fee)) go on sale at 9am on Friday from the Forestry Commission box office, telephone 03000 680400, or buy online: www.forestryengland.uk/music
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