WIN tickets to see Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott at Westonbirt Arboretum

PUBLISHED: 10:00 27 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:50 01 June 2018

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott will perform at Westonbirt Arboretum. Picture: Forest Live

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott will perform at Westonbirt Arboretum. Picture: Forest Live


Three big names of UK music will perform in the West Country next month, and you could see the show for free.

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott will play at Westonbirt Arboretum, in Tetbury, in Gloucestershire, on June 15 at 7.30pm.

The duo have announced dates as part of Forest Live, with special guest Billy Bragg joining the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.

Income generated from ticket sales helps look after the nation’s forests sustainably for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.

Paul and Jacqui’s latest album, Crooked Calypso, charted at number two, making it their highest release as a duo to date.

Paul is one of the UK’s most successful songwriters, with 10million album sales under his belt.

He first came to public attention in the early 1980s as front man of Hull-based indie group The Housemartins, best known for their third single Happy Hour and their number one hit Caravan Of Love.

In 1988, Heaton formed The Beautiful South, who released 10 hugely successful albums.

Jacqui was lead vocalist in the group from 1994 to 2000, singing many of their signature hits including Rotterdam, Perfect 10, Don’t Marry Her and Dream A Little Dream.

The Forest Live gigs will see them play material from their albums as a duo and songs from The Beautiful South and The Housemartins.

Tickets, priced £37.35, can be purchased at or on 03000 680400.

The Mercury has teamed up with Westonbirt Arboretum to offer one lucky reader a pair of tickets each to the show.

To enter the competition, simply answer the question below before the competition deadline of 10am on June 8.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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