Dalby set to rock as shows sell out

Dalby Forest will rock to the sound of two sell out open air gigs by Will Young, and Plan B, pictured, on June 29th and 30th respectively.

Dalby Forest will rock to the sound of two sell out open air gigs by Will Young, and Plan B, pictured, on June 29th and 30th respectively.

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Both shows set for Dalby Forest later this month have now sold out.

The forest will rock to the sound of two concerts by Will Young and Plan B on Friday June 29 and Saturday June 30 respectively.

The Forestry Commission say that the open air gigs have been oversubscribed and that a combined total of 10,000 music fans will be heading for the 3,440 hectare beauty spot near Pickering, providing a massive boost for the environment as cash raised by the Forestry Commission Live Music tour helps care for woodlands in Yorkshire and the Tees Valley.

Organiser Tanya Rex said: “Despite the economic climate fans have flocked once again to this unique venue to see world class music. It will be a great weekend.”

Will Young, 33, shot to fame after winning the 2001 Pop Idol contest.

Plan B, real name Ben Drew, achieved commercial and critical success with his 2010 album, the soul-influenced The Defamation of Strickland Banks, which went on to become the fifth biggest seller of the year.

The pair will follow a host of star names to have rocked the forest including Paul Weller, Status Quo, Simple Minds, Travis, Embrace, Erasure and The Zutons.

Arena gates open for the concerts at 6pm. Extensive bar and catering facilities will be provided, along with free car parking.

Bring outdoor clothing and a torch. Please note no glass, cans, umbrellas, tables, tents or gazebos permitted. A one-way system will operate for traffic in the forest.

Visitor information from Dalby Forest Visitor Centre on 01751 460295 or at www.forestry.gov.uk/music