Little Mix announce Westonbirt Arboretum gig

This Is Wiltshire: X Factor winners Little Mix are to perform at Westonbirt Arboretum in June X Factor winners Little Mix are to perform at Westonbirt Arboretum in June

X Factor winners Little Mix are the latest act to announce at date at Westonbirt Arboretum as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert series.

Tickets for the show, on June 20, go on sale on Friday at 9am.

Since Little Mix were crowned 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.

The band's platinum-selling album, DNA, became the highest debut ever for a British female group's first album in the US charts, entering at Number 4 and eclipsing a 16-year-old record previously held by the Spice Girls' Spice album. DNA also went gold in Australia, and Top five in Japan.

Last year saw the release of their second album, Salute with single Move selling over 130,000 copies within the first three weeks of its release.

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.

Perrie Edwards, of Little Mix, 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.”

Tickets, priced £36.85 to include booking fee, go on sale at 9am, Friday, February 21, from the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680 400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music

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