Jake bitten by open-air show Bugg

Bridlington SPA. Jake Bugg Concert.
Bridlington SPA. Jake Bugg Concert.
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If you go down to the woods in June, you’re sure of a big surprise.

For singer-songwriter Jake Bugg is performing a huge open-air show in the middle of a forest near Sheffield.

The 22-year-old is the latest act confirmed for Forest Live, the series of summer gigs at Forestry Commission sites across the country.

Jake will be performing at Sherwood Pines, near Worksop, on Thursday, June 23.

A Forestry Commission spokesman said: “Jake has sold more than a million records and travelled the world.

“On the song On my One, from his eagerly awaited next album, Jake sings ‘I’m just a poor boy from Nottingham’, ‘three years on the road, 400, where do I call home’.

“Now his rootsy blues guitar and vocals are coming home to Nottinghamshire.”

Jake’s third album, named On My One, is due for release just six days before his Sherwood Pines show.

The spokesman said: “On my One will further bolster Bugg’s reputation as an authentic modern bluesman.”

Jake is the third act confirmed for Forest Live 2016 at Sherwood Pines.

Already lined up for the venue are Elbow frontman Guy Garvey, on Saturday, June 25, and Sheffield’s Paul Heaton, with Jacqui Abbott, on Friday, June 24

For tickets to any of the shows, call the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680400, or visit www.forestry.gov.uk/music