John Newman announces summer Yorkshire forest gig

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Chart star John Newman has announced a Yorkshire Forest Live date for 2016 as part of the annual summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.

Born and raised in North Yorkshire and a student of Leeds College of Music, he will be back on home soil with a date at Dalby Forest on June 25 next year.

John Newman first came to attention through his work with Rudimental producing the No 1 single ‘Feel The Love’.

A No 1 platinum selling debut album ‘Tribute’ soon followed which included singles ‘Cheating’, ‘Losing Sleep’ and the gargantuan hit ‘Love Me Again’.

A further collaboration with Calvin Harris generated the hit single ‘Blame.’

Newman’s sophomore album ‘Revolve’ includes lead single ‘Come and Get It’ and coincides with the release of ‘Revolve: The Book’, which documents the creative process behind the album and past hits.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife. Over Forest Live’s 15 years history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors. 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 show, John Newman said, “I have heard a lot about the famous Dalby Forest gigs and I am extremely pleased to be playing there as it will be a home county gig for me. I hope you can join me and my band to make it a really special night out amongst the trees”

Tickets are £35.50 (plus £4.05 booking fee) and go on sale 9am Friday 18 December from the Forestry Commission box office tel: 03000 680400 or buy online at forestry.gov.uk/music