THERE was a real treat for music lovers at a forest site recently as a national star took to a stage.
The beautiful vocals of Paloma Faith were heard across the site of Cannock Chase Forest Park as part of this year's Forestry Commission's Forest Live concert series.
Despite the continuous drizzle of rain throughout the first half of the concert - the spirits of the poncho clad audience was not dampened as first the supporting act of Marques Toliver took to the stage and then the main attraction of the evening with Paloma.
The singing diva was on top form taking to the stage in her vibrant outfits and showcasing her magnificent vocals. She also interacted warmly with the audience - giving concert goers that extra vibe to being happy to be at the concert despite getting a little wet.
The setting of Cannock Chase Forest was a superb venue for the concert, again despite the rain, the venue had everything from ample (and clean) toilets, numerous refreshment vans, and the slanting field that the concert took place created a natural 'theatre-tiered' aspect allowing all concert goers to be able to have a non-neck-craning view of the acts.
Parking at the venue was ample and also well organised - although getting out of the venue there was the expected queuing of vehicles - but not as bad as some venues I have been to in the past.
All in all a great concert - a good taster for anyone thinking of venturing to a multiple day and act festival - and also good for a one-off night out to see a nationally renown act such as Paloma Faith.
Fantastic job by the Forestry Commission team – I can’t wait to see which artistes they will be enlisting for next year’s Forest Live concert series.