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Sherwood Pines

Sherwood Pines is the largest public woodland in the East Midlands, and one of the county's most well-known forests. It’s the perfect setting for adventure, discovery and live music!

The Glade VIP package

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 Sherwood Pines

The Three Show Festival Ticket gives admission to the three separate Forest Live events at Sherwood Pines. 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 Nile Rodgers & CHIC (Special guests Sophie Ellis-Bexter, Deco and Max Galactic)

Saturday 22 June 5.00pm Anne-Marie (Special guest Mae Stephens and Devon)

Sunday 23 June 5.00pm Sting (Special guest Germein and STORRY)

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

Sherwood Pines is located in the East Midlands within easy reach of Derby, Nottingham, Sheffield and South Yorkshire. Search for postcode NG21 9JL 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 at Mansfield (Worksop to Nottingham line), 6 miles away. 

If you are arriving by taxi or being dropped off, make sure you have made arrangements for your return journey in advance as there are a limited number of taxi companies operating near our forests.

All Sherwood Pines 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.

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

Sherwood Pines Shuttle Bus Return: from Mansfield (Forest Live)

  • Mansfield Town Centre, Leeming Street, Stop B
  • Forest Town, Opposite Queensway
  • Clipstone, adjacent to the Fifth Avenue

Travel in a greener way with our return shuttle bus to Forest Live at Sherwood Pines. Advance booking is essential.

Sherwood Pines Coach Return: from Nottingham (Forest Live)

  • Your coach will depart from Nottingham Railway Station, stop S4 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 shuttle bus to Forest Live at Sherwood Pines. Advance booking is essential.

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

As an official Forestry England Camping and Glamping partner, Sherwood Pines Campsite is located just 500 metres from the Sherwood Pines arena with walking routes to your favourite acts directly from site!

The site offers outstanding facilities & free Wi-Fi. 150 spacious pitches including electric hook-ups with an event rate for up to 6 people per pitch. Plus Glamping “Bothy” pods to suit all, with a range sleeping between 2-6 people and an amazing Geodome.  An on-site shop offers fresh local produce, camping essentials and a Rijo© fresh coffee machine along with catering vans. Find out more at  Sherwood Pines camping

Forest Holidays, the ultimate Forest Holiday staycations in spectacular places that tick all the boxes, naturally, is located at Sherwood Pines.  

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 Sherwood Pines 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 stone. 

The designated accessible arena entrance is situated 200m from the accessible car park along a compacted stone chip surface.

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 100m from the accessible entrance on a stone surface. There is an incline up a slope to the platform. The platform is located approximately 75m from the stage.  All places on the Accessible Viewing platform be pre-booked. 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. Please be aware that the ground-level Accessible Viewing Area will not be perfectly flat; the grass surface may be uneven and may be on a slight slope according 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 in the visitor centre, (between the accessible car park and the accessible arena entrance), situated approximately 150m from the accessible entrance. 

The main drop off and pick up point is 1000 m (approx 15min walk) along crushed stone paths. 

If you have an accessibility need and are arriving by taxi, please read the Access Statement and complete the Forestry England Accessibility Booking form

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).