Paloma Faith announces forest concert tour for the summer

Paloma Faith by Rebecca Pierce

Scorching Hot Red Head Paloma Faith is the latest act to announce that she will be performing concerts in seven spectacular woodland locations this summer as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert series.


Released in 2009, debut album, ‘Do You Want the Truth, or Something Beautiful?’ introduced Paloma Faith and a glossy ensemble of retro-referencing soul and sassy pop songs. From the brass-blasted stomp of ‘Stone Cold Sober’ to the quirky ‘Upside Down’, and the epic sweep of her biggest chart hit ‘New York’, the record went on to sell over half a million copies. Faith’s 2012 sophomore album, ‘Fall To Grace’, continues to build upon the success of her debut release. A collection of compositions in a new contemporary realm, chart success has already been assured with singles ‘Picking Up the Pieces’, ‘30 Minute Love Affair’, ‘Just Be’ and her enchanting cover of ‘Never Tear Us Apart’.  Her achievements have been recognised by the music industry with Brit Award nominations. Her platinum selling album ‘Fall To Grace’ is up for Best Album, and she has also been nominated for Best British Female.


Commenting on her Forest Live dates and her Brit nominations, Paloma Faith said,

I’m really excited about these shows. I hope you will be able to join me on my woodland adventure this summer.


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 improving the local forests for both people and wildlife. With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.


Paloma Faith plus special guests will be performing:


Friday 14 June            Thetford Forest, Nr Brandon, Suffolk.

Saturday 15 June        Sherwood Pines Forest, Nr Edwinstowe, Notts.

Friday 21 June            Bedgebury Pinetum, Nr Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

Saturday 22 June        Westonbirt Arboretum, Nr Tetbury, Glos.

Friday 28 June            Cannock Chase Forest, Nr Rugeley, Staffs.

Saturday 29 June        Dalby Forest, Nr Pickering, N Yorks.

Friday 5 July                Delamere Forest, Delamere, Cheshire.


Tickets £32.00 (subject to booking fee) go on sale at 9.00am Friday 18 January from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online at