Madness have announced dates as part of Forest Live 2021, the summer concert series presented by Forestry England.
Drawing on their musical roots in ska, Madness were responsible for some of the most credible pop compositions of their generation with the ability to write songs that sparkle with the spirit of British life. Creating their trademark ‘nutty’ sound, they became the UK’s consummate singles group with a huge haul of hits such as ‘One Step Beyond’, ‘My Girl’, ‘Baggy Trousers’, ‘Embarrassment’, ‘Grey Day’, ‘House Of Fun’, ‘Driving In My Car’, ‘Our House’ and ‘Wings Of A Dove’. Last year, Madness celebrated their 40th Anniversary, testament to the band’s enduring popularity as music makers, with the loyal ‘Madheads’ fanbase always craving their legendary live shows.
Forest Live is a major outdoor live music series that introduces forests to new audiences in unique, natural woodland arenas around the country. Over 1.9 million people have attended a Forest Live gig in the last twenty years, enjoying great music and supporting the nation’s forests when buying a ticket. Going to a concert helps Forestry England create beautiful places for people to enjoy, run important conservation projects and keep growing trees. Every year they plant some 8 million trees sustainably, caring for the nation’s 1,500 woods and forests and welcoming 230 million visits annually.
Madness with special guests The Farm and guest support Emily Capell
- Saturday 12 June: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
- Saturday 19 June: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.
Tickets on sale from Friday 23 October at www.forestryengland.uk/music