Forgt playing the usual dive bars and lush concert venues for a moment, and think about, if you’re an artist, where you can play your next batch of shows. Somewhere different. Somewhere exciting. Like a forest.
Tom Odell is hitting the road, announcing a slew of special gigs in UK forests next summer. That’s right. Parks and forests.
The chart-topping Long Way Down star, who took home the 2014 Ivor Novello award for Songwriter Of The Year, will be returning in 2015 to play some unique shows as part of Forest Live – an independent program in the UK organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences.
Money raised from the shows will go towards protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands.
“This will be a whole new experience for me,” said Odell. “I can’t wait to bring my live show to the woods and I hope to see you there.”
Friday 19 June: Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Saturday 20 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
Thursday 25 June: Dalby Forest, near Pickering, N Yorks.
Friday 26 June: Sherwood Pines Forest, Edwinstowe, near Mansfield, Notts.
Saturday 4 July: Delamere Forest, Delamere, Cheshire.
Sunday 5 July: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.
Sunday 12 July: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.
That’s thinking outside the box.