A quirky mix of indie, soul and pop performances is on the bill for this year’s annual woodland concerts at Delamere Forest .
Eccentric singer Paloma Faith, 90s indie rockers James and award-winning singer-songwriter Tom Odell have been announced as the acts who will be playing at the Forestry Commission’s series of outdoor concerts this summer.
It will mark Paloma’s second visit to Cheshire, two years after she first wowed sell-out audiences at the same event, while the other two acts make their debut.
The Stone Cold Sober singer will perform on Friday, July 3, while Manchester indie band James, most famous for their anthemic hits Sit Down, Laid and She’s a Star, take to the stage on Sunday, July 5.
Tom Odell, who first shot to fame in June 2013 when his certified-gold debut album, Long Way Down, went straight to number one, performs on Saturday, July 4.
The Forestry Commission concerts are now in their 14th year and a plethora of big names including Blondie, Paul Weller and Jools Holland have played at Delamere in recent years.
Proceeds from the concerts’ ticket sales is mainly spent on protecting, improving and expanding the forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people, but money raised has also contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors.
Speaking about her appearance, Paloma said: “I am so excited to do the forest tour. I did it before and had such a wonderful time. We are very lucky in Britain to have such a beautiful and diverse landscape and I am excited to play for you there again. See you all in the summer. ”
- Tickets are on sale and available from the Forestry Commission box office and you can either call 03000 680400, or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music.