WELSH rock band Stereophonics are set to play a rainy outdoor gig at Westonbirt Arboretum this evening.

Raincoats and wellies are must for those headed to the event as, despite the wet weather, umbrellas will not be allowed in the arena.

Concert organisers Forest Live said: "Unfortunately we can not permit umbrellas to be taken into the arena so dress for the outdoors and bring a raincoat and suitable waterproof wear."

The sold out performance is part of the Forest Live series of concerts series promoted by the Forestry Commission.

The Stereophonics will be taking to the stage at 8.45pm.

And support band the Wind and the Wave will start their set at 7.35pm.

Concert goers can park from 5pm and the arena opens at 6pm.

One of Britain’s best live bands, Stereophonics have had a succession of top 10 hits such as ‘The Bartender and the Thief’, ‘Just Looking’, ‘Mr Writer’, ‘Have a Nice Day’ and ‘Dakota’ and No 1 albums ‘Performance and Cocktails’, ‘Just Enough Education to Perform’, ‘You Gotta Go There To Come Back’, and ‘Language. Sex. Violence. Other?’

Since their Best Newcomer Brit Award in 1998 in acknowledgment of their debut album, ‘Word Gets Around’, Stereophonics went on to become one of the UK’s most popular rock band of the new millennium.

Stereophonics have continued their success with further gold and platinum records and released their 10th studio album, ‘Scream Above The Sounds’ in 2017.

Forest Live is a major outdoor live music series held every summer by Forestry Commission England in seven forests. 

Money raised from ticket sales helps to look after the nation’s forests sustainably.

Check for ticket returns at Forestry Commission box office 03000 680400 or online via: forestryengland.uk/music