Forest vamps it up

PUBLISHED: 09:54 04 March 2015 | UPDATED: 09:54 04 March 2015

The Vamps. Photo by Jason Ierace.

The Vamps. Photo by Jason Ierace.

jason ierace

HIT boyband The Vamps are set to bring their catchy songs to the stage at a special forest gig later this year.

The Forestry Commission has announced the group will be performing as part of its 2015 Forest Live events, all of which are taking place in the summer to encourage more people to visit the country’s forests and raise money to protect woodland.

The Vamps formed when the band members found one another on YouTube and decided to join forces.

Now Brad Simpson, James McVey, Connor Ball and Tristan Evans have amassed 230 million YouTube and Vevo views and have performed all around the world.

The group’s debut album, Meet The Vamps, reached number two in the UK album chart and was followed by a completely sold out tour.

Now the boys are back with fresh material as well as their well-known hits such as Last Night, Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart) and Somebody To You.

The Forest Live scheme has been running for 14 years and profits made from the open air concerts, which have a distinctly relaxed atmosphere, are put back into expanding the woodland, numerous wildlife conservation projects and a range of other improvements for visitors to the forests.

The show will take place at Westonbirt Arboretum near Tetbury on June 2. There will be catering and bar facilities available at the event.

Tickets, priced £35.75, are on sale now and are available on 03000 680400 or online via

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