I was really excited to hear about this year's Forest Live concerts and I was gutted to realise that we live too far away from any of them to go... The range of acts appearing this year is amazing and I'm not surprised that some are already
- Spandau Ballet
- The Vamps
- Robert Plant
James Paloma Faith
- Tom Odell
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott The Script
I have enjoyed music in beautiful locations before but these concerts sound and look amazing:
Now I may not be able to attend one but the lovely folks at the Forestry Commission have asked me to give away a pair of tickets to see The Vamps plus guests at one of these concerts:
Sunday 21 June - Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos
Saturday 27 June - Sherwood Pines, Edwinstowe, near Mansfield, Notts
The Vamps formed when the band members found one another via their respective YouTube channels. Subsequently they amassed a serious online following through social media with the upload of a series of punkish, acoustic-driven covers of chart-conquering pop hits. They’ve now had 230 million total YouTube and Vevo views as well as sold out arena tours. Last year their meteoric rise to fame was confirmed with sold out tour dates and the release of their debut album ‘Meet The Vamps’, a collection of pop-party anthems such as: ‘Can We Dance’, ‘Last Night’, ‘Wild Heart’, ‘Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart)’ and ‘Somebody To You’. The Vamps are: Brad Simpson (lead vocals and guitar), James McVey (lead guitar and vocals), Connor Ball (bass guitar and vocals) and Tristan Evans (drums and vocals).
Opening band Hometown is the latest act managed by pop mogul Louis Walsh. The Second support is LA-based band, The Tide, newly signed to The Vamps EMI Universal label and predicted to be the next big US indie-pop band. Completing the line-up as very special guests will be pop sensations Union J who have already headlined their own arena shows.
If you would like to be one of the people enjoying this amazing line up then you will need to enter via the Gleam giveaway:
You can also buy tickets for £32.50 (plus £3.25 booking fee) from Forestry Commission Box Office tel 03000 680400 or buy online: forestry.gov.uk/music
Best of luck!