Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum

Live Music is here!

Posted: June 22, 2012 at 15:34 pm Author: Katrina Podlewska

The Forestry Commission’s Live Music programme arrives at Westonbirt Arboretum this weekend (22-24 June). Will Young performs on Friday, Plan B on Saturday and Madness on Sunday.

Live music - Credit Simon Hough

All will also have great support acts to get the crowd warmed up (probably even more necessary seeing that we aren’t exactly experiencing the warmest of weather!)

We have had several gig-goers asking us if the concerts will go ahead despite the recent rain, and the answer is yes.

Our Live Music team monitor conditions very carefully, taking into account rain, wind and their combined effects.

Each year the team look at how the site could be improved and have invested in new equipment to help minimise the impact of wet weather.

For example, extra track mats and ground protection is in place around the stage and in busy areas. The new track road across the overflow car park area, created as part of the Westonbirt Project’s developments, will also help protect the Grade I Registered landscape and ease muddy conditions.

Of course public safety comes first, which is why if conditions do change and become unsuitable for the concerts to take place, we will let you know as soon as possible via our website, Facebook and Twitter sites.

And one last question being asked this week…will Westonbirt be showing England’s Euro 2012 match on Sunday? The answer is no, the concerts are a whole evening of live music, from the support acts who take to the stage at around 7.30pm through to the main artists.

For more information on what to bring and what is or isn’t allowed in the arena, you can check our Forestry Commission Live Music FAQs.