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Jess Glynne to perform gigs in Staffordshire and Cheshire next summer

Jess Glynne has announced dates in Staffordshire and Cheshire as part of Forest Live 2019, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission.

She will play Delamere Forest, near Northwich in Cheshire on Sunday 23 June and Cannock Chase in Staffordshire on Friday 5 July.

In 2014 a guest spot on Clean Bandit’s omnipresent pop-house smash ‘Rather Be’ brought Jess Glynne to prominence and with her debut album ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ the following year, she delivered one of the defining British pop records of the era.

At the time of writing it has been a chart staple for 170 weeks with triple platinum sales. Her powerhouse vocal and fearless delivery have captured so many under her spell across a succession of hit singles such as ‘Right Here’, ‘Real Love’, ‘Hold My Hand’ and ‘Don't Be So Hard On Yourself’. Glynne's second studio album, Always In Between (2018) also debuted at Number 1 in the UK. Success continues with the singles ‘All I Am’ and ‘I'll Be There’, a seventh top spot giving Jess Glynne the record for most Number 1 singles scored by a British female solo artist.

Forest Live is a major outdoor live music series held every summer by Forestry Commission England in seven beautiful forests. Over 1.75 million people have attended a forest gig in the last eighteen years. With everything required for a great night out the concerts are renowned for their informal and relaxed atmosphere set to a spectacular forest backdrop. Money raised from ticket sales helps to look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.

Commenting on the shows Jess Glynne said “I do hope you can join me in the Summer as part of Forest Live. I am really looking forward to performing in these unique woodland locations around the country”.

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