Notts: The Vamps confirmed for summer date at Sherwood Pines as part of Forest Live

The Vamps are playing Forest Live this summer
The Vamps are playing Forest Live this summer

The Vamps are the latest act announced as part of Forest Live, the summer music series organised by the Forestry Commission.

And they will be playing at Sherwood Pines near Edwinstowe on 27th June.

The Vamps are Brad Simpson (guitar and vocals), James McVey (guitar and vocals), Connor Ball (bass and vocals) and Tristan Evans (drums and vocals).

They formed when the band members found one another via their respective YouTube channels.

Subsequently they amassed a serious online following through social media with the upload of a series of punkish, acoustic-driven covers of chart-conquering pop hits.

They’ve now had 230 million total YouTube and Vevo views as well as sold out arena tours.

Last year their meteoric rise to fame was confirmed with sold out tour dates and the release of their debut album Meet The Vamps, a collection of pop-party anthems such as Can We Dance, Last Night, Wild Heart, Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart) and Somebody To You.

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 14 year history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors.

Tickets for The Vamps’ gig are £32.50 and available from 9am on Saturday, 28th February on 03000 680400 or www.forestry.gov.uk/music