Scouting for MONKEYS!

Indie-pop band, Scouting for Girls, paid a visit to Trentham Monkey Forest, ahead of their concert performance at Trentham Live 2022!


Set within 725 acres of stunning grounds, Trentham Live offers a setting to enjoy live music like nowhere else. As the sun set over the iconic Trentham Lake on Sunday 4th September, concertgoers enjoyed an incredible performance by Scouting for Girls, whose hits include ‘She’s So Lovely’ and ‘This Ain’t A Love Song’.


Earlier in the day, Scouting for Girls were treated to a private buggy tour of Trentham Monkey Forest, which is home to 140 free-roaming Barbary macaque monkeys, and were able to get a VIP insight into some real-life monkey business.


Monkey Forest supports the species of Barbary macaque by raising mass awareness and preserving their natural behaviours, as there are now less than 8,000 Barbary macaque monkeys left in the wild.


During their visit, Scouting For Girls were able to learn more about the conservation of this endangered species and see the monkeys roam freely through the ancient woodland.


Scouting for Girls’ frontman, Roy Stride, commented: “We had the best day at Trentham – the show was fantastic, one of my favourites of the whole summer. What a venue! And we got to meet the monkeys at Monkey Forest. What a great day – we’ll never forget it!”


For anyone who missed out on Trentham Live 2022, tickets for the 2023 event are set to be released soon.


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To see when’s best to book your visit to see the monkeys, see our opening times here