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Cannock Chase Forest

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Cannock Chase Forest

Our natural amphitheatre arena at Cannock Chase Forest is located in the heart of the Midlands. Cannock Chase is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is the biggest outdoor pursuits tourist attraction in Staffordshire.

The Glade VIP

Get straight to the front with The Glade VIP package. The Glade VIP package is the ultimate dancing zone with access to an exclusive bar and premium food options as well as posh flushable loos all in an area right at the front of the stage!

The Glade VIP package includes: 
•    Access to The Glade for the selected concert date
•    General admission ticket 
•    Premium view at the front of the stage 
•    Private bar
•    Premium food options available to purchase
•    Premium toilet facilities
•    Souvenir Forest Live wristband
•    Separate dedicated VIP entry lane

Priority parking available

Priority parking is available at Cannock Chase Forest this year. It costs £30 per vehicle, on a grass surface, close to the arena entrance with a dedicated fast entry gate. The location will also enable a quicker exit from the site. Pre-booking is essential.

Forest Live Three Show Festival Ticket Cannock Chase

The Three Show Festival Ticket gives admission to the three separate Forest Live events at Cannock Chase. The ticket cost is the same as purchasing each of the shows individually; however, there is a 50% reduction on the usual booking fees. 

Car parking is very limited and must be booked in advance. Visitors and vehicles must leave the site each evening after the show. Overnight camping is not permitted. Ticket includes:

Thursday 27 June 5.00pm Anne-Marie (Special guest Georgia)

Friday 28 June 5.00pm The Charlatans + Johnny Marr (Special guest Gaz Coombes)

Saturday 29 June 5.00pm Olly Murs (Special guest Daniel Bedingfield )

Give the gift of live music...

Join some incredible live acts when they bring the party to the nation’s forests. With a printable gift card available, Forest Live tickets make the perfect gift for any music enthusiast even if you’ve left it until the last-minute.

How to use our printable gift card:

  1. Purchase tickets to a Forest Live show.
  2. Download the printable gift card
  3. Print it out, fill in the show details and write your personal message.
  4. Put it in a card or wrap it up!

Travel and accommodation

Cannock Chase Forest is located in the heart of Staffordshire close to the towns of Rugeley, Cannock and Stafford and just a short distance from the M6 motorway. Search for postcode WS15 2UQ to find your quickest route. When you get close to the venue, please turn your Sat Nav off and follow the yellow event signage as the event will be using different car parks and entrances to normal.

The nearest train station is Rugeley Town (Birmingham to Rugeley line), 3 miles away.

Only pre-booked taxis will be allowed on site, we do not have a taxi rank of cars waiting for passengers. Make sure you’ve considered your return journey before arriving and book in advance.

Please use the designated pick up point to meet with your taxi or lift home. Do not arrange to meet them on the main road. This is dangerous due to high speed traffic at night and would have an adverse impact on our neighbours.

All Cannock Forest Live car parks open at 4:30pm.

Parking costs £8 per car in advance or free for Forestry England members. If you plan on arriving by car, a parking space must be booked in advance, alongside admission tickets. Book a parking space. 

Accessible Blue Badge Parking can be requested via Forestry England using the Online Accessibility Booking Form, (same charges apply). 

Limited parking may be available on the day at a cost of £15, payable on arrival.

Cannock Chase Priority Parking costing £30 per vehicle is on grass, close to the arena entrance and will enable a quicker exit from the site. 

Running regularly between 16:00 and 19:30. Customers have to be at their pick up point within 30 minutes of the concert finishing.

Cannock Chase Shuttle Bus Return: from Cannock Town (Forest Live)

  • Cannock Bus Station, 
  • Hednesford by Market Street

Cannock Chase Shuttle Bus Return: from Rugeley (Forest Live)

  • Rugeley Bus Station,  adjacent to bus station
  • The Chase Public House

Travel in a greener way with our return shuttle service to Forest Live at Cannock Chase Forest. Advance booking is essential.

Camping is not permitted at the concert venue. 

Chase Camping at Four Oaks Farm, is the perfect camping location for Forest Live at Cannock Chase Forest.  With toilets, showers, electric hookups and a shop you can pitch your own tent or even book a pre-pitched fully furnished bell tent and enjoy the beautiful location before taking a 10 minute stroll to our concert venue in the evening.

Access information

We are committed to providing an excellent standard of accessible facilities to all customers who require them, due to a disability or health condition. If you have any questions about the access facilities call Forestry England on 0300 068 0400 or email customerrelations@forestryengland.uk

Download a Cannock Chase Forest Venue Accessibility Map

Accessible parking must be pre-booked (charge of £8 applies). This is provided within the main car park and the surface is grass.

The designated accessible arena entrance is situated 100m from the accessible car park along a grass path.

Customers with access needs due to a disability or health condition, are advised not to purchase Cannock Priority Parking, as accessible parking can be booked for £8 per car and is a similar distance to the accessible arena entrance as from the Priority Parking area.  

A raised Accessible Viewing Platform is provided for customers who are wheelchair users, or who have health conditions or other disabilities where they have to remain seated for long periods of time. This is situated approximately 70m from the accessible entrance on a grass surface. All places on the Accessible Viewing Platform must be pre-booked. The platform is located approximately 75m from the stage to the right. The platform has a non-slip surface and is double level, with access ramps. 

A ground-level, grass Accessible Viewing Area is provided alongside the viewing platform for customers who have health conditions or other disabilities and need a less crowded area and access to the accessible toilets. There will not be an unrestricted sight line of the stage in this area, as there will be customers in front of the Ground-level Grass Accessible Viewing Area who are likely to be standing up.  All places in the Ground-level Grass Accessible Viewing Area must be pre-booked. 

Registered assistance dogs are permitted, but the live sound may disturb the animal. No other dogs are allowed on site.

Lasers and strobe lighting may be used as part of the performance.

Accessible toilets are located on the ground to the side of the platform. Additional accessible toilets are located outside the arena near the accessible parking area.

The main drop off and pick up point is 550m (approx.10 min walk) from the arena. The path is crushed stone and short-mown grass.

Customers with an accessibility need, who are arriving by taxi or personal lift, must contact us in advance, so arrangements can be made for drop off and collection.  

Please read the Access Statement and then request a personal assistant ticket and/or use of any accessible facilities via Forestry England using the online Accessibility Booking Form.

Contact us

Forestry England Customer Relations are available Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm (plus Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5pm during concert weekends).