Clean Bandit have announced a special woodland gig as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.
Formed in Cambridge in 2008, Clean Bandit’s debut album ‘New Eyes’ included Extraordinary and the No 1 smash hit Rather Be, a track that took the band into the international mainstream and gave them industry recognition with a Grammy Award for ‘Best Dance’ recording.
Following on from this success, 2016 saw the release of two massive hit singles, Tears and Rockabye. The latter’s popularity is reflected in playlist dominance and the formidable status of being No. 1 on the UK official singles chart for 9 consecutive weeks, the longest reign by a UK artist since 1994. It has been No. 1 in thirty countries around the world and the song’s achievement has been cemented with Brit Award nominations for ‘British Single’ and ‘British Artist Video’.
Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry 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 16 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.