Doves announce Forest Live gig for the summer


Doves have announced a special ‘home-forest’ gig as part of Forest Live 2021.

Following a break from recording for over a decade, Doves made a triumphant return to the charts this year, rewarding their patient fans with the No 1 album ‘The Universal Want’.

Their Forest Live gig – taking place Delamere Forest, near Northwich – will be one of the first opportunities to hear the Manchester band performing material from their latest release live.

Of course they’ll also be delving into their rich back catalogue, including albums such as ‘Lost Souls’, ‘The Last Broadcast’, ‘Some Cities’ and ‘Kingdom of Rust’.

Doves – Jimi Goodwin (bass, vocals, guitar), Andy Williams (drums, vocals) and Jez Williams (guitar, vocals) – last played at Delamere Forest as part of Forest Live to a sell-out crowd in 2009. 

The live music series is a major outdoor event, introducing forests to new audiences in unique, natural woodland arenas around the country.

Almost 2 million people have attended a Forest Live gig over the last two decades, enjoying great music and supporting the nation’s forests when buying a ticket.

The concerts help Forestry England create beautiful places for people to enjoy and run conservation projects.

Each year Forestry England plants some 8 million trees sustainably, caring for the nation’s 1,500 woods and forests and welcoming 230 million visits annually. 



Doves + special guests 

Sunday 20th June: Delamere Forest, near Northwich

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 6th November 2020