Elbow frontman Guy Garvey has announced two summer gigs as part of Forest Live.

Following the release of his debut solo album, Courting the Squall, Garvey will perform in forests in North Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire in June.

Tickets for the shows, organised by the Forestry Commission, go on sale this Friday at 9am.

Guy Garvey and his band Elbow perform at the Phones4u Arena, Manchester
Guy Garvey and his band Elbow perform at the Phones4u Arena, Manchester

Bury-born Garvey fronted rock band Elbow for almost 25 years before pursuing a solo career.

His debut album, featuring single Anglela's Eyes, reflects on themes of love, friendship and the lure of his Northern homeland.

Forestry Commission profits from ticket sales will be spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife.

Dalby Forest, North York Moors
Dalby Forest, North York Moors

Garvey said: "I have played Forest Live once before with Elbow so I am really delighted to be performing again in these beautiful locations. It should be a magical experience on a summer’s evening in a forest."

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Guy Garvey will play Dalby Forest, near Pickering, North Yorkshire, on Friday June 24, and Sherwood Pines, Edwinstowe, near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, on Saturday June 25.

Tickets cost £36 plus a £4.10 booking fee.

Call the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680400 or book online .