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12 December 2023

Johnny Marr, The Charlatans & Bryan Adams Confirmed For Forest Live 2024

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Forest Live, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England, has announced three shows in unique forest settings from Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams, along with a joint-headline performance from guitar icon Johnny Marr and indie legends The Charlatans.

Adams will be performing at Delamere Forest, Thetford Forest and Dalby Forest on Sunday 16 June, Thursday 20 June and Friday 21 June 2024 respectively, while Marr and the Charlatans appear at Cannock Chase Forest on Friday 28 June 2024. Visit the official Forest Live website for further information.

Johnny Marr started his career with The Smiths, beginning an amazing history as one of the most influential songwriters and guitarists in British independent music. His subsequent creative journey has seen him at the heart of The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse, The Cribs, working with The Pretenders, Talking Heads, and musician and composer Hans Zimmer – most recently on the James Bond No Time To Die soundtrack, including the title track created with Billie Eilish.

2023 celebrates the first decade of Marr’s solo career. Five UK Top 10 albums now include the recently released Spirit Power: The Best Of Johnny Marr (2023). A major new collection curated by Johnny encompassing songs from his first 10 years as a solo artist, including two new singles Somewhere and The Answer, and closely following 2023 photography book Marr’s Guitars, received as a triumph by fans and media alike.

The artists join a diverse season of stars already announced for Forest Live 2024 shows including: Sting, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Becky Hill, Anne-Marie, Tom Jones, and Gregory Porter.

Forestry England uses the money Forest Live raises to maintain 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.

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