Trees to benefit from forest festivals

The Forestry Commission is looking forward to a bumper summer pay out, following a number of sell-out shows called Music In The Forest, featuring the likes of Paul Weller and Fun Lovin' Criminals.

[r-zone1]Paul Weller‘sfive-date, woodland tour in June sold out in days, and all the tickets for forthcoming shows by Jools Holland and Bryan Ferry have also been snapped up. Gigs by Fun Lovin’ Criminals and Sugarbabes are also selling fast.

The success of the project, which was devised by The Levellers five years ago, is great news for the Forestry Commission.
David Barrow, of DB Events, told Audience magazine: “The shows are promoted by the Forestry Commission themselves and they use the profits to invest in various forestry and wildlife schemes.”

All the show venues have a capacity of at least 4,000 people and are held in stunning outdoor settings, such as Bedgebury Pinetum (Kent), Thetford (Suffolk), Dalby (Yorkshire), Delamere (Cheshire), Sherwood Pines (Notts) and Westonbirt Arboretum (Gloucestershire).

Click here for VF’s exclusive interview with Huey, from the Fun Lovin’ Criminals, about how he got involved.

Click here for more information on the Music In The Forest tour.