Kaiser Chiefs announce Forest Live gigs
Photograph by Danny North
Chiefs are the latest band to announce dates as part of Forest Live, where
acts perform in spectacular woodland settings around the country as part of
the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission. Formed in
Leeds in 2000, Kaiser Chiefs quickly produced a succession of classic album
releases in:- 'Employment', 'Yours Truly, Angry Mob'
and 'Off With Their Heads' establishing them as one of the
leading bands of their generation. Fronted by the charismatic Ricky Wilson,
their trademark indie rock sound delivered a string of anthemic hits such
as:- 'Oh My God', 'I Predict A Riot',
'Everyday I Love You Less And Less', 'Ruby' and
'Never Miss A Beat'. This success has ensured a number of headline
festival slots and sell out tours. As a follow up to 2014's No 1 album
'Education, Education, Education and War', the group are
currently working on their sixth studio album. Ricky Wilson is currently
appearing as a coach in the BBC TV series The Voice. Forest Live is an
independent programme organised by the
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 year 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 gigs, Ricky Wilson said:- "As a band
we've always loved to play outdoors; we've done fields, parks, farms,
rooftops, beaches and back gardens, but this will be the 1st time we've
played in a forest. If you go down to the woods this Summer, you're sure of
a big surprise. We're really looking forward to being part of Forest Live."
Kaiser Chiefs plus guests
will be performing:-
17 June 2016
nr Tetbury, Glos.
Saturday, 18 June 2016
||Bedgebury Pinetum, nr
Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
26 June 2016
||Dalby Forest, nr
Pickering, N Yorks.
Sunday, 3 July 2016
Forest, nr Northwich, Cheshire.
10 July 2016
||Cannock Chase Forest,
nr Rugeley, Staffs.
Tickets priced at:- £38.50 (plus £4.35
booking fee) and are available from the Forestry Commission Box Office:-
03000 680400, or buy