Jack Savoretti and Madness added to Forest Live 2020 lineup

Jack Savoretti and Madness added to Forest Live 2020 lineup

Catch the famed acts in one of England's forests for a magical gig next summer

Jack Savoretti and Madness are the latest headline acts to be announced for Forestry England's 2020 concert series, Forest Live. Tickets for the headline shows go on sale at 9am on Fri 13 Dec.

The specially-curated programme, managed by the Forestry England, is renowned for transforming UK forests into atmospheric music venues throughout the summer. The income generated from ticket sales goes towards sustaining the UK's forests. Previous Forest Live line-ups have included: Pulp, Bryan Ferry, Massive Attack, UB40, Van Morrison and The Human League among others.

Jack Savoretti will headline at Bedgebury Pinetum in Kent on Sat 13 Jun. The 36-year-old singer of Italian descent released his first studio album in 2007, Between the Minds and it was followed by another five albums. His latest release, this year's Singing to Strangers became his first no.1 album on the UK Albums Chart. His biggest hits include 'What More Can I Do?', 'Candlelight', 'Soldier's Eye', and 'When We Were Lovers' which will no doubt be heard at the special forest show. Support for the day is to be confirmed.

Elsewhere, Madness will headline two Forest Live shows in Suffolk on Sat 13 Jun and Tetbury on Sat 20 Jun. Since forming in 1976, Suggs and the band have released 12 successful studio albums and have the musical Our House dedicated to them. Attendees of next year's live shows can expect to hear classic hits like 'House of Fun', 'Baggy Trousers', 'It Must Be Love' and 'Wings of a Dove'. Special guests for the June shows include The Farm and Emily Capell.

Jack Savoretti Forest Live 2020:
Sat 13 June – Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent

Madness Forest Live 2020:
Sat 13 Jun – Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury
Sat 20 Jun – Thetford Forest, Brandon, Suffolk

Tickets for Jack Savoretti and Madness at Forest Live go on sale at 9am on Fri 13 Dec.

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Jack Savoretti

Scruffy, half-English, half-Italian, London-based singer-songwriter with an indie folk style. He's released six albums to date, including 2007's Betweeen the Minds and Singing to Strangers (2019), his first UK number one album.