Will Young to play string of forest dates

Will Young at Radio Two Live in Hyde Park by Michael Cox
Will Young at Radio Two Live in Hyde Park by Michael Cox

Will Young is the latest artist to sign up for the Forest Commission's Live Music series for 2012.

Having just completed a UK tour in support of latest album ‘Echoes’, the singer will be out on the road again next summer for a seven-date tour of woodland venues.

Commenting on the shows, Young said: “The forest gigs have a great reputation for their atmosphere so I’m really looking forward to performing my songs in such unique settings.”

The tour calls at:

Friday 15 June – Sherwood Pines Forest, near Edwinstone, Notts

Saturday 16 June – Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk

Friday 22 June – Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Saturday 23 June – Bedgebury Pinetum & Forest, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Friday 29 June – Dalby Forest, near Pickering, North Yorkshire

Saturday 30 June – Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffordshire

Friday 6 July – Delamere Forest, Delamere, Cheshire

Tickets go on sale this Friday (16 December), priced at £35 (plus booking fee), available from the Forestry Commission’s box office phoneline on 03000 680400, and via their website.

Click to buy Will Young Forest Tour tickets from Friday.

Income generated from ticket sales is spent on improving the local forests for both people and wildlife.

Plan B, The Wombats and The Darkness have also confirmed forest shows for next year, with more expected to be announced soon.