CRAIG David has announced a West Country date this summer as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live music series.

From a UK Garage pioneer to a mainstream multi-million seller, Craig David became one of the UK music scene’s most successful male solo artists since the 2000 release of his critically-acclaimed debut album ‘Born To Do It’ changed his life. Top 10 singles over the period including ‘Fill Me In’, ‘7 Days’, ‘Walking Away’, ‘What’s Your Flava’, ‘Hot Stuff (‘Let’s Dance’)’, and the incredible duet with Sting, ‘Rise And Fall’ have established Craig as an indisputable commercial success and proved that British urban music has the power to go pop. Record industry accolades include three Ivor Novellos (including the two highly prestigious awards for ‘Songwriter of the Year’ and ‘Best Contemporary Song’), four MOBOs and two MTV EMA awards and most recently a nomination for Best Male Artist at this year’s upcoming Brit Awards.

Craig’s recent return to music proves his popularity has far from faded. 2016 releases included hit singles ‘When The Bassline Drops’ a collaboration with grime artist Big Narstie, follow up single ‘Nothing Like This’ an alliance with dance duo Blonde, and ‘All We Needed’ the BBC Children In Need official single; all taken from the No 1 Album ‘Following My Intuition’.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife. Over Forest Live’s 16 years history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors. With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.

Craig David and guests will be appearing at Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, on Sunday June 18. For tickets and further information call the box office on 03000680400 or buy online at

To be in a chance of winning a pair of tickets to see Craig David at the Westonbirt Arboretum on June 18 at 7.30pm, just answer the following question: What is the name of Craig David’s album released in 2000?

Send your answer, name, address and contact details on a postcard to Craig David Competition, Samantha Newman, South Wales Argus, Cardiff Road, Newport, NP20 3QN or you can enter by text. Start your message with CRAIG, leave a space and then send your answer, name and address to 80360. Messages cost 50p plus your normal operator text charge. Service provided by Newsquest Media Group. Terms and Conditions at

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