DEACON Blue have announced they will play at Westonbirt Arboretum as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live music series.

One of the most respected Scottish bands, their melodic pop-rock style gained a fervent fan base through the release of several classic singles, such as Real Gone Kid, When Will You (Make My Telephone Ring)?, Fergus Sings The Blues, Twist and Shout, Your Town and Dignity.

In 2012 Deacon Blue released their first album in more than a decade.

The Hipsters became a top 20 hit and was supported by a sold-out UK tour.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission.

It brings music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship.

Income from the concerts is spent on improving the woodland for both people and wildlife.

Deacon Blue play at Westonbirt, near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, on Saturday, July 19, and tickets cost £40.70 (including booking fee), on sale from 9am on Friday. Call 03000 680400 or visit