POP sensations Little Mix will play Westonbirt in June after announcing their participation in the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert calendar.
Since Little Mix were crowned the 2011 winners of The X Factor, band members Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirwall have experienced a meteoric rise in success both in the UK and across the globe.
The band's platinum-selling album, ‘DNA’, became the highest debut ever for a British female group's first album in the U.S. charts, entering at number four and eclipsing a 16-year-old record previously held by the Spice Girls ‘Spice’ album. 'DNA’ was also certified gold in Australia, and top five in Japan and Little Mix now have over five million Facebook and Twitter fans respectively.
Last year saw the release of their second album, ‘Salute’. Bold, confident, emotionally-resonate and bursting with character, ‘Salute’ develops on the band’s contemporary pop and r’n’b influences.
Hit single ‘Move’ took the UK by storm selling over 130,000 copies within the first three weeks of its release and TMS, the co-writers behind smash hit singles ‘Wings’ and ‘DNA’ from their debut album, have once again combined with the band for the powerful new single ‘Little Me’. Little Mix have also recorded this year's Sport Relief single helping with the fundraising efforts by releasing a cover of Cameo's 1986 single ‘Word Up’.
Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission, bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on improving and protecting this internationally important tree collection. With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the concerts are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.
Band member Perrie Edwards said: “We’re really excited to be performing at Westonbirt Arboretum this summer and can’t wait to see all our Mixers in the crowd.”
Little Mix plus guests will be performing on Friday, June 20 at Westonbirt. Tickets are £36.85 (including booking fee) and go on sale at 9am Friday, February 21 from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music.