TOM Jones has announced shows as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series promoted by the Forestry Commission.

Sir Tom’s remarkable career has gone from strength to strength, being seen on TV as one of the coaches on The Voice and being well known as a live performer and recording artist for over five decades.

His hits have included It’s Not Unusual, Kiss, Delilah, What’s New Pussycat, I’ll Never Fall In Love Again and If I Only Knew.

Sir Tom was knighted in 2006 and other highlights of his long career include receiving a BRIT Award for Best Male and Outstanding Contribution to Music, a Silver Clef Award for Lifetime Achievement and the prestigious Music Industry Trust Award.

Last year Sir Tom released his first ever autobiography - Over The Top And Back - and the book's companion soundtrack entitled Long Lost Suitcase.

He said: “What a lovely experience this is going to be. I respect and admire the whole idea of Forest Live and hope you can join me to be a part of it.”

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences.

Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife.

Over Forest Live’s 15 years history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors. With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.

Sir Tom plus guests will be performing at Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, on Sunday, June 19. He will also be at Bedgebury Pinetum, near Tunbridge Wells, Kent, on Friday, June 17.           

Tickets at £48.50, plus £5.35 booking fee, go on sale at 9am on Friday, February 19, from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400, or buy online at with more information at