Notts: Union J, Hometown and The Tide announced as main support to The Vamps for Forest Live gig at Sherwood Pines

Union J will support The Vamps at Forest Live this summer. Picutre: Andrew Whitton
Union J will support The Vamps at Forest Live this summer. Picutre: Andrew Whitton

Pop sensations Union J have been announced as the main support act to The Vamps for their Forest Live gig at Sherwood Pines this summer.

Hometown and The Tide have also been added to the bill for the event on 27th June.

Union J shot to prominence after finishing fourth on the X Factor in 2012.

Their eponymously-titled debut album reached number two in the UK charts and won them the Best British Breakthrough award at the 2013 BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards.

They are currently supporting The Vamps on their UK arena tour.

Opening the night at Sherwood Pines this summer will be Hometown, the latest act managed by pop mogul Louis Walsh.

Completing the line-up will be LA-based The Tide, who are predicted to be the next big US indie-pop band.

Headliners The Vamps have had 230 million total YouTube and Vevo views as well as sold out arena tours

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 14 year 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.

Tickets for The Vamps’ gig are £32.50 and available now on 03000 680400 or www.forestry.gov.uk/music