10:01 Sunday 22 December 2013

Jessie J get the crowds rocking at summer gigs

Written byNIGEL POWLSON

JESSIE J will be headlining a string of concerts in spectacular woodland locations around the country in the summer of 2014.

Tickets have gone on sale this week for the Forest Live 2014 gigs, with dates at Sherwood Pines and Cannock Chase on the schedule.

Jessie J’s career highlights have included No 1 singles, two hugely successful albums that headed straight for the top with millions of sales worldwide, show-stopping performances in front of a global audience of billions at the London Olympics and a Saturday night prime-time TV career on The Voice. She has also appeared at Glastonbury and performed at the Diamond Jubilee Concert as well as being well-known for her commitment to charity causes.

With Jessie’s multi-platinum debut, Who You Are, she achieved the accolade of being the first UK solo artist to have six top-ten hits off one album including two No 1 singles Price Tag and Domino. Success continued in 2013 with the release of her second power-pop album Alive featuring the hit singles Wild, It’s My Party and Thunder alongside a sell-out UK arena tour.

Jessie sold over 11 million singles and 2.5 million albums worldwide.

She said: “I made my Forest Live debut this summer with just one show, which I loved, so it’s great to be taking in more Forest Live dates next year . . . see you there.”

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income from the concerts is spent on improving the woodland for both people and wildlife.

Acts who have performed at Forest Live gigs in the past include Keane, Simple Minds, Plan B and Blondie.

Jessie J plus special guests will be performing at:

Sherwood Pines Forest, near Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, on Friday, June 13.

Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffordshire, on Friday, June 27.

Tickets cost £42.90 (including £3.90 booking fee) and are now on sale from the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music.

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