Jessie J has announced a special West Country date for the summer as part of Forest Live, organised by the Forestry Commission, where concerts are performed in spectacular woodland locations around the country
Jessie is one of the hottest pop stars on the planet right now having hit the No 1 spot in 19 countries world-wide, selling 16 million singles and over 3 million copies of her multi-platinum debut album ‘Who You Are’. In the UK alone, Jessie has sold over 1.5 million albums and secured two No 1 singles with ‘Price Tag’ and ‘Domino’. Her single ‘Laserlight’ featuring David Guetta became her sixth top ten UK single from her debut album, and with it she achieved the accolade of being the first UK solo artist to have so many top ten hits off one album.
Not content with dominating the top of the music charts, Jessie has experienced success in the literary world with the release of her autobiography ‘Nice to Meet You’ and has become established as a British fashion icon. Her second album is expected for release later in the year.
Jessie J plus special guests will be performing:
Friday 19 July Westonbirt Arboretum, nr Tetbury, Glos.
Tickets £35.00 (subject to booking fee) go on sale at 9am on Friday 22 February from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music.
Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on caring for this internationally important tree collection and improving the arboretum for both people and wildlife. Forest Live concerts are renowned for their safe and relaxed atmosphere in fantastic woodland settings.
Forest Live encourages people to visit forests who may not have otherwise done so. Research indicates that 44% of music fans are visiting a forest for the first time. 95% of attendees stated that they were interested in attending a similar event in the future. Overall, 78% of respondents indicated that they were interested in returning to the site of their interview for reasons other than attending a concert. Source: TNS Travel and Tourism
18% of the country’s woods and forests are managed by the Forestry Commission. In England, more than 50% of the population live within 10km of a Forestry Commission managed wood or forest.
Source: Westonbirt: The National Arboretum