Chart-topping supergroup Boyzone have announced they will be bringing their 20th anniversary tour to Delamere Forest in Cheshire this summer.
In a continuation of the celebration of their ‘BZ20’ anniversary, Ronan, Keith, Shane and Mikey will be performing in four spectacular woodland locations as part of the Forestry Commission’s annual concert series including Delamere.
In November 1993, a bunch of young lads from the north side of Dublin infamously appeared on Ireland’s biggest TV show The Late Late Show and the rest, as they say, is history.
Twenty-one singles, seven albums, 25 million record sales, hundreds of gigs, millions of memories and twenty years later, Boyzone are still going strong.
A phenomenal start to a musical career, they scored 16 consecutive top five singles such as Love Me For A Reason, Father and Son and Picture of You and the run included six number one’s Words, A Different Beat, All That I Need, No Matter What, When The Going Gets Tough and You Needed Me.
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.
Commenting on the shows, Ronan Keating said: “We’re pleased to be part of the Forest Live tour this year for the first time. It’s going to be great to perform our hits in such beautiful locations.”
Boyzone are the second headline name to be announced for this year’s Delamere Forest line-up.
Jessie J will also be performing live in the forest this summer on Saturday, July 5 following her Chester Rocks triumph last year.
In past years, music fans at Delamere Forest have seens concerts by the likes of Blondie, Paul Weller, Will Young, Plan B, Erasure, Simple Minds, Sugababes and KT Tunstall.
Boyzone plus guests will be performing at Delamere Forest on Sunday, July 6.
Tickets £42.35 (including booking fee) go on sale at 9am Friday, January 10 from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music.