Forest Live Confirms First Shows For 2024 Festival

Sting and Nile Rodgers & CHIC herald return of Forest Live 2024 shows

By Michael Ruyter | Published: Fri 27th Oct 2023

Sting Forest Live

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Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk, England
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Last updated: Tue 5th Dec 2023

Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England, has announced Sting and Nile Rodgers & CHIC as the first artists performing at its 2024 shows, taking place in unique forest settings throughout June and July. More gigs will be announced across the six sites around the country. 

The legendary Sting will be lighting up Delamere Forest, Thetford Forest and Sherwood Pines with his special My Songs 2024 concert. Accompanied by an electric rock ensemble, My Songs 2024 is an exuberant and dynamic show featuring his most beloved songs, written throughout Sting's illustrious career with The Police and as a solo artist. Fans can expect to hear "Englishman In New York", "Every Breath You Take", "Roxanne", "Message In A Bottle" and many more. 
(picture by Martin Kierszenbaum)

Musical pioneers Nile Rodgers & CHIC will bring the ultimate party to Delamere Forest, Sherwood Pines, Dalby Forest and Westonbirt Arboretum with support from British singer-songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor and 80s inspired contemporary pop band Deco.  

Forest Live Thetford venue. Picture by Lee Blanchflower

Nile Rodgers is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and a multiple Grammy Award-winning songwriter, composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist. As the co-founder of CHIC, Nile pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping hits like "Le Freak", the biggest selling single in the history of Atlantic Records and sparked the advent of hip-hop with "Good Times" and "Rapper's Delight". 

Forestry England uses the money Forest Live raises to maintain these beautiful natural areas for everyone to enjoy, run important conservation projects and keep growing trees. Last year they planted some 7.4 million trees, caring for the nation's 1,500 woods and forests sustainably and welcoming 291 million visits in 2022-23. Everyone in England lives within a one-hour drive of one of the nation's forests. Over two million people have enjoyed the Forest Live gigs over the last twenty-three years. This year, they present the concerts in partnership with Live Nation's Cuffe & Taylor for the first time. Gigs will take place at six forests throughout England – Delamere, Dalby, Sherwood Pines, High Lodge Thetford, Westonbirt Arboretum and Cannock Chase. 

Nile Rogers
Nile Rogers

Nile Rodgers & CHIC + Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Deco 

Saturday 15 June: Delamere Forest, Cheshire 

Friday 21 June: Sherwood Pines, Nottinghamshire 

Saturday 22 June: Dalby Forest, Yorkshire 

Friday 12 July: Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire 



Friday 14 June: Delamere Forest, Cheshire 

Saturday 22 June: High Lodge, Thetford Forest, Suffolk. 

Sunday 23 June: Sherwood Pines, Nottinghamshire 

Forest Live has launched a new website that fans can use to sign up for information, announcements, and exclusive pre-sale access at Tickets will be on sale from 9am on Friday 3 November. 

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