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Dalby Forest

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Dalby Forest

At Dalby Forest our concert arena is in the heart of the forest, so you truly get the sense of being immersed in nature. Home to over 8,500 acres of breath-taking views, endless walking, running and cycle trails, Dalby Forest is the perfect place for escape and adventure in the North York Moors National Park.

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

Forest Live Three Show Festival Ticket Dalby Forest

The Three Show Festival Ticket gives admission to the three separate Forest Live events at Dalby Forest. 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:

Friday 21 June 5.00pm Bryan Adams (Special guests Cassyette and Rocketsmith)

Saturday 22 June 5.00pm Nile Rodgers & CHIC (Special guests Sophie Ellis-Bexter, Deco and Sam Flanagan)

Sunday 23 June 5.00pm Richard Ashcroft (Special guest Apollo Junction and Tom A Smith)

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 & accommodation

Dalby Forest is located in the heart of the North York Moors National Park near the market town of Pickering. All concert traffic enters Dalby Forest using the main visitor entrance (near Pexton Moor Farm). Search for postcode YO18 7LU 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 stations are Malton (17 miles away), or Scarborough (19 miles away), on the Liverpool and Manchester to Scarborough line. 

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 Dalby 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 with Forestry England or book a parking space with Ticketmaster.

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

Subject to availability, limited parking may be available on the day at a cost of £15, payable on arrival (card payments only). However for some events parking is already sold out.

Dalby Forest Coach Return: from Malton (Forest Live)

  • Your coach will depart from Malton Railway Station (adj) at 16:55

Dalby Forest Coach Return: from Pickering (Forest Live)

  • Your coach will depart from Pickering The Royal Oak (NW bound) at 17:00.

Dalby Forest Coach Return: from Scarborough (Forest Live)

  • Your coach will depart from Scarborough Railway Station, Stop U at 16.00.

Dalby Forest Coach Return: from York (Forest Live)

  • Your coach will depart from York Railway Station, Stop RF at 16:00.

Customers have to be at their pick up point within 30 minutes of the concert finishing.

Travel in a greener way with our return coach service to Forest Live at Dalby Forest. Advance booking is essential.

Camping is not allowed on site or in the car park area. 

The nearest campsites are Dalby Forest Camping and Pexton Moor Farm  

Forest Holidays, the ultimate Forest Holiday staycations in spectacular places that tick all the boxes, naturally, are available at Keldy and Cropton 

For more accommodation options see Visit Pickering

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

Download a Dalby 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 gravel.

The designated accessible arena entrance is situated 50m from the accessible car park along a grass path.

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 150m from the accessible entrance on a grass path. All places on the accessible Viewing Platform must be pre-booked. The platform is located approximately 75m from the stage. The platform has a non- slip surface and is double level with ramps. 

A ground-level, grass Accessible Viewing Area is provided beside the viewing platform for customers who have health conditions or other disabilities and need a less crowded area and access to the accessible toilets.  Please be aware that the ground-level viewing area will not be perfectly flat; the grass surface may be uneven and may be on slight slope due to the topography of the site.  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 450 metres (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).