The Script to play in woodland gig at Westonbirt Arboretum

PUBLISHED: 14:00 09 December 2017

The Script who will are playing at Westonbirt Arboretum.

The Script who will are playing at Westonbirt Arboretum.

© Andrew Whitton Photography 2017

One of the world’s most popular bands will play their hits at a woodland gig in Westonbirt Arboretum this summer.

The Script will perform at the venue near Tetbury, in Gloucestershire, on June 14 as part of the Forest Live concert series.

The Irish rock band has sold more than 29 million records and their latest release, Freedom Child, topped the UK official albums chart and won the band their fourth UK number one album.

Lead single Rain picked up phenomenal radio airplay and the video has been viewed more than 24 million times.

Commenting on the dates, Danny O’Donoghue from The Script said: “We love performing as part of Forest Live. It will be our fourth trip to Thetford Forest and we look forward to making our debut at Westonbirt Arboretum.

“We hope you can join us to rock in this unique atmosphere.”

The Script’s first album was released in August 2008 and debuted at the number one spot in the UK’s album charts.

Their albums Science and Faith, #3 and No Sound Without Silence have continued to win them fans all over the world.

Some of their most well known hits include We Cry, The Man Who Can’t Be Moved, For The First Time and Superheroes.

The three-piece band are also one of the biggest live acts and have sold more than 1.4 million tickets across 203 headline shows.

Forest Live is a major live music series, managed by the Forestry Commission.

The concert programme is held annually in seven beautiful forest locations across the country and more than 1.5 million people have attended a gig.

The concerts are renowned for their informal and relaxed atmosphere with a spectacular forest backdrop.

Children are welcome and spectators are invited to take along a picnic to enjoy in the forest.

There are also a wide variety of food and drink vans to whet your appetite.

Tickets are £42.50, plus a £4.75 booking fee, and can be booked from the box office on 03000 680400, or online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music

Money raised from the concerts has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors.

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