Olly Murs has announced that he will be appearing at Westonbirt Arboretum this summer as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert series.
The success Olly Murs has experienced over the past four years is nothing short of phenomenal, with the release of three multi-platinum selling albums:
‘Olly Murs’ (2010), ‘In Case You Didn’t Know’ (2011) and last year’s ‘Right Place Right Time’. This album shot to the top of the albums chart immediately on release, giving Olly the biggest week-one sales by a male artist in 2012! Olly also managed the rare feat of being top of the album and singles chart simultaneously when ‘Troublemaker’ featuring Flo Rida hit the top spot for a second week. Further singles success with hits like ‘Heart Skips A Beat’, ‘Please Don’t Let Me Go’, ‘Busy’, ‘Dance With Me Tonight’ and ‘Oh My Goodness’ have ensured his catchy pop tunes a sustained presence in the charts and on radio station playlists.
Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on caring for the internationally important tree collection at Westonbirt Arboretum and improving it for both people and wildlife. Forest Live concerts are renowned for their safe and relaxed atmosphere in fantastic woodland settings.
Olly Murs plus special guests will be performing:
Sunday 23 June Westonbirt Arboretum, nr Tetbury, Glos.
Tickets £35.00 (subject to booking fee) go on sale 9am on Friday 15 February from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music
Over 1 million people have previously attended Forestry Commission concerts.
Forest Live encourages people to visit forests who may not have otherwise done so. Research indicates that 44% of music fans are visiting a forest for the first time. 95% of attendees stated that they were interested in attending a similar event in the future. Overall, 78% of respondents indicated that they were interested in returning to the site of their interview for reasons other than attending a concert. Source: TNS Travel and Tourism
Source: Westonbirt: The National Arboretum