Paul Weller will be going down to the wild wood this summer as he is the first star to sign up for the Forest Live 2019 series.

Forest Live is the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission to raise funds to look after the nation’s trees and wildlife.

Paul said: “The Forest shows are always great gigs for us and it’s been a while since I last did them so I’m really looking forward to them next year.”

Paul’s latest album, True Meanings, shot into the UK charts at No 2. It is his fourteenth solo album and twenty-sixth studio album.

His first foray into the album charts was in 1977 with The Jam. It was the band’s debut album entitled In the City. It was soon followed by five more, before Paul formed The Style Council and further success.

He then went solo with classics which includes Wild Wood, Wake Up The Nation and Sonik Kicks. Paul Weller creative edge has won him fans across the generations. He has become a cultural icon who this year celebrates his 60th year.

Forest Live is a major outdoor live music series held every summer in seven forests including Tetbury. Over 1.75 million people have attended a forest gig in the last eighteen years. Money raised from ticket sales helps to look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.

Paul Weller made his Forest Live debut in 2004 and has played to sell-out crowds ever since, with his most recent appearances being in 2014.

Heis coming to Westonbirt Arboretum, on Friday, June 14. Tickets are £48.50 (plus £5.35 booking fee) from Forestry Commission box office telephone 03000 680400 or buy online: