The Forestry Commission Live sessions are back at Westonbirt Aboretum in Gloucestershire this year. Recent years have seen a series of magical gigs under starlit skies, surrounded by one of the most beautiful wooded areas in the region and these Forestry Commission sessions have now become a staple on the festival calendar. Like the Eden Sessions at the Eden Project in Cornwall they give people a whole new gig experience. Granted the line up is a tad more mature but these could be the perfect gigs to bring your parents to. Think canvas chairs, picnics and a pleasant evening of music under the stars. The sessions kick-start with Simple Minds and Starsailor frontman James Walsh on June 17, followed by 80s pop group Erasure (famed for their hit A Little Respect) and Sophie Ellis Bextor on the 18th and Scouting For Girls, who had a hit with the infectious indie pop song She’s So Lovely, on the 19th. Local man Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music fame plays there on July 15 and Scottish indie stars Texas on July 17th with Irish boy-band Westlife playing the last session of the season at Westonbirt on July 16th. Tickets from £25+bf from www.forestrycomission.gov.uk
We’ve got a pair of tickets for the Scouting For Girls gig at Westonbirt Aboretum to giveaway. To be in with a chance of winning, please fill the form below with your full name, address and mobile number and tell us who you’d love to see play at Westonbirt. Remember to put SCOUTING FOR GIRLS in the subject line. Closing date May 1.