Paul Weller announces string of UK forest gigs for summer 2019

If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a Mod surprise...

Paul Weller has been announced as the first artist for Forest Live 2019.

The Modfather and former Jam and Style Council icon, will play a string of shows in forests across the UK next June and July. After kicking off in Gloucestershire on June 14, he’ll head to Kent two days later.

The tour will then take in the rest of the UK, with dates scheduled in Suffolk, Cheshire, North Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire.

Check out the dates in full below. Tickets are available from 9am on Friday November 9 and will be available here.

Friday June 14: Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Glos.
Sunday June 16: Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Friday June 21: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.
Saturday June 22: Delamere Forest, near Northwich, Cheshire.
Friday June 28: Dalby Forest, near Pickering, North Yorks.
Saturday June 29: Sherwood Pines, near Mansfield, Notts.
Saturda July 6: Cannock Chase Forest, near Rugeley, Staffs.

It comes after he released ‘True Meanings’, his fourteenth studio album in September.

“Even when handing his music to other musicians to scrawl their lyrical signatures across, Weller makes ‘True Meanings’ sound deeply personal and intimate. Very nice… now back to the game-changing”, NME concluded.

In September, Weller also headlined Bristol’s Downs Festival – where he joined forces onstage with Noel Gallagher to cover The Jam’s ‘A Town Called Malice’.