Bryan Adams, Johnny Marr and The Charlatans announced for Forest Live 2024

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11 Dec 2023, 13:31

The Charlatans, Johnny Marr and Bryan Adams

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Get ready to party in the great outdoors, as Bryan Adams, Johnny Marr and The Charlatans have joined the line-up for 2024’s Forest Live gigs.

The summer concert series presented by Forestry England has revealed four more unique forest-based shows will be taking place next year featuring Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams, and a joint-headline performance from guitar icon Johnny Marr and indie band The Charlatans.

Adams’ shows will take place on Sunday 16th June, Thursday 20th June and Friday 21st June at Delamere Forest, Thetford Forest and Dalby Forest respectively. Meanwhile Marr and The Charlatans will perform at Cannock Chase Forest on Friday, 28th June.

The Canadian artist’s three sets promise to feature hits from his more than 40-year career such as ‘Summer of ‘69’, ‘Heaven’ and ‘Straight From The Heart’, and will also feature songs from his latest studio album, So Happy It Hurts.

The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess and co will likely perform their famous singles such as ‘North Country Girl’, ‘The Only One I Know’ and ‘Just When You’re Thinkin’ Things Over’ when they take to the stage following Johnny Marr’s set at the Staffordshire-based show in June.

Meanwhile Johnny Marr will be performing while still celebrating the first decade of his solo career, as his recently released album Spirit Power: The Best Of Johnny Marr did earlier this year.

Forest Live’s latest list of performers join already announced acts including Sting, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Beck Hill, Anne-Marie, Tom Jones and Gregory Porter.

The money raised from these concerts will go to help Forestry England’s important work maintaining beautiful natural areas across England for everyone to enjoy, as well as funding conservation projects and work which helps grow more trees.

Forest Live gigs will take place in six English forests this year: Delamere Forest, Dalby Forest, Sherwood Pines, High Lodge Thetford Forest, Westonbirt Arboretum and Cannock Chase Forest.

Pre-sale tickets for Forest Live will be available from 9am on Thursday, 14th December 2023. General sale opens 9am on Friday, 15th December.