DELAMERE Forest in Cheshire is preparing to welcome some of the UK's biggest music acts to its beautiful surroundings next week with the return of Forest Live.

The outdoor live music series presented by Forestry England takes place between June 9 and June 19 and introduces forests to new audiences in unique, natural woodland arenas around the country.

A spokesperson for Forestry England said: "Over 1.9m people have attended a Forest Live gig in the last 20 years, enjoying great music and supporting the nation’s forests when buying a ticket.

Winsford Guardian:

"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 8m trees sustainably, caring for the nation’s 1,500 woods and forests and welcoming 296m visits annually."

This year’s headline acts are: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds plus special guest Confidence Man – Thursday 16 June; Rag‘n’Bone Man + special guests Will And The People and guest support Charlotte Jane – Friday 17 June; Keane with special guests Flyte + support Michael Conryan – Saturday 18 June; Texas + special guest Sam Ryder – Sunday 19 June.

The Noel Gallagher, Rag 'n' Bone Man and Keane gigs have all now sold out but tickets are still available to see Texas supported by Eurovision Song Concert star Sam Ryder. 

For further info/tickets: www.forestryengland.uk/music