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Paul Weller to peform at Cannock Chase Forest this summer

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: January 28, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

Paul Weller.

Paul Weller.

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A CULTURALicon will be appearing at Cannock Chase this summer.

Paul Weller has confirmed five forest gigs, appearing as part of the Forestry Commission's Forest Live concert programme in spectacular woodland locations across the country.

It's been 30 years since Paul Weller first exploded onto the music scene, suited and booted, and armed with statement tunes in The Jam.

Blending the best of British with his love of Motown, Weller crafted a new landscape in the UK music scene thanks to an impressive portfolio of work including amongst others, Stanley Road, Illumination, 22 Dreams and 2013's Sonik Kicks all hitting Number One. A significant figure in popular music for the past three generations, he remains a cultural icon.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income from the concerts is spent on improving the woodland for both people and wildlife.

Following on from two sold out Forest Live dates last summer, Paul said of the 2014 shows, "It's a favourite summer jaunt for me so I look forward to performing in a few of the forests that I haven't played in a good while".

Paul Weller plus special guests will be performing at Cannock Chase, near Rugekley on Saturday, June 28.

he will also be performing: Saturday 14 June at Sherwood Pines Forest, Edwinstowe, Nottingham; Saturday 21 June at Bedgebury Pinetum and Forest in Kent; Friday 27 June at Dalby Forest in North Yorkshire.

Tickets are priced at £46.20 each (including booking fee) and are now on sale.

They are available from the Forestry Commission box office by calling 0300 680400.

Alternatively buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music.

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