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Olly announces Sherwood Pines date
Friday 23rd June, 2017 - Sherwood Pines
By Sharon Hodkin
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Singing star and television favourite Olly Murs is the latest name to be added to this year’s Forest Live bill at Sherwood Pines. He will play the Edwinstowe outdoor gig on Friday, June 23.
Olly is about to embark on a 23-date UK tour. Many shows quickly sold-out and extra dates had to be added.
He shot to fame in 2009 when he finished runner-up in X Factor. His debut single, Please Don’t Let Me Go, went to number one the following year.
Olly has gone on to record four number one albums, including 24 Hrs last year, making him the most successful solo artist ever to come from the X Factor.
In addition to his singing, Olly has presented X Factor’s spin-off show, The Xtra Factor.
Joining him at the Sherwood Pines gig is Louisa Johnson.
She was the youngest winner of the X Factor when she triumphed in the 12th season of the show in 2015, aged 17.
She featured on Clean Bandit’s hit, Tears, and is due to release her debut album this year.
Olly is the third act to be confirmed for this year’s Sherwood Pines’ Forest Live shows.
Tom Jones will play on Saturday, June 24, and Elbow the following night.
Forest Live, which first took place in 2001, is promoted by Forestry Commission England to bring forests to new audiences.
Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife.
Over Forest Live’s 16-year history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors.
Tickets for the Sherwood Pines Forest show go on sale at 9am on March 3 from 03000 680400, or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music
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