Photos: 10 headliners from the 'forest' stage at Sherwood Pines through the years

Given that forestry organisers announced the return of live concerts at Sherwood Pines this year – we thought it would be great to look back at some of the big names that have graced the outdoor stage over the last 20 years.

Sherwood Pines had been one of the regular venues for Forestry England’s nationwide series of summer concerts, called Forest Live, over the last 20 years.

Planned 2020 shows – including Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Jools Holland and co-headliners Will Young and James Morrison – were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it was announced that live shows would not be performed at Sherwood Pines in 2021.

Sherwood Pines remained ‘silent’ in 2022 and 2023 due to postponements following challenges from the pandemic.

Police frontman Sting, Nile Rodgers & Chic, and Anne-Marie have been announced as headliners for Forest Live 2024.

Here are 10 of the artists who have previously performed at the Nottinghamshire venue over the last 20 years...