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Forest Live in Sherwood Forest, featuring James Morrison, Will Young, Noel Gallagher and Jools Holland, is cancelled

THE series of concerts due to be held in Sherwood Forest in June have been cancelled on safety grounds as a result of the coronavirus.

It was due to feature Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, James Morrison and Will Young, and Jools Holland with a host of special guests over three days.

The Sherwood Pines gigs was part of the annual summer Forest Live concerts ­ ­— organised by Forestry England — where acts perform in spectacular woodland locations.

James Morrison (31472997)
James Morrison (31472997)

Ticket sales from the gigs help to look after the forests’ future sustainability.

In a statement, Forestry Live said: “We are sorry to disappoint the Forest Live fans who were hoping to see bands in the nation’s forests this summer but we have cancelled Forest Live 2020 to keep everyone safe in line with recent government guidance on the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.

“We really hope that everyone’s support to fight Covid-19 means the situation will have improved by the summer however, as well as our valued customers, we work with a large number of volunteers, artists and contractors, to make these concerts happen and have taken this decision in the interest of safety for everyone involved.

Jools Holland
Jools Holland

“Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to reschedule our concerts. We would like to send our deepest apologies to everyone who was hoping to see a Forest Live 2020 show.”

Ticket holders will be contacted by their point of purchase and will be automatically refunded.

For more information go to www.forestryengland.uk/music

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