WELSH rockers Stereophonics have played some of the biggest stages in the world.

But their latest gig will be on a completely different level – a forest floor in Gloucestershire.

The Dakota hitmakers have been announced as the latest band to play a Forest Live concert. They will perform at Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, in June. The gig is just 26 miles from Swindon.

Since winning the Best Newcomer Brit Award in 1998, Stereophonics have scored a series of Top 10 hit singles. Four of the band’s albums have hit the number one spot. The foursome from South Wales has earned a reputation as a fearsome live act.

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Forest Live is a series of outdoor live music concerts held every summer by Forestry Commission England in woods across the country.

Over 1.75 million people have attended a forest gig in the last 18 years and money raised from ticket sales goes to managing the woods.

Stereophonics will perform at Westonbirt Arboretum on Friday, June 13, 6pm. Tickets are £55 and go on sale this Friday.

For more, visit www.forestryengland.uk/music.