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British band Clean Bandit confirmed as last act for Thetford Forest concert series

PUBLISHED: 09:57 13 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:18 13 February 2017

Clean Bandit will perform at Thetford Forest. Left to right, Jack Patterson, Grace Chatto and Luke Patterson. Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA

Clean Bandit will perform at Thetford Forest. Left to right, Jack Patterson, Grace Chatto and Luke Patterson. Picture: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA

British electronic music group Clean Bandit are the latest and last act to be announced for the Forest Live concert series at Thetford Forest.

Pop icon Rick Astley is the first to confirm he will be performing at Thetford Forest as part of its summer concert series in 2017. Pop icon Rick Astley is the first to confirm he will be performing at Thetford Forest as part of its summer concert series in 2017.

They will be performing at High Lodge on Sunday, July 2.

Formed in Cambridge in 2008, the group smashed onto the scene in 2014 with the number one hit Rather Be, featuring Jess Glynne.

The track took the band into the international mainstream and they won a Grammy Award for Best Dance recording.

Elbow will be performing in Thetford Forest in summer 2017 as part of the Forestry Commission's Forest Live concert series. Picture by Andrew Whitton Elbow will be performing in Thetford Forest in summer 2017 as part of the Forestry Commission's Forest Live concert series. Picture by Andrew Whitton

Following on from this success, 2016 saw the release of two massive hit singles, Tears, featuring Louisa Johnson, and Rockabye, featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie - which was number one in the UK official singles chart for nine consecutive weeks, the longest reign by a UK artist since 1994.

English rock band Elbow will kick-off the concerts at Thetford Forest on Thursday, June 29.

On Friday, June 30 one of Britain’s biggest starts, Olly Murs, will grace the stage.

Olly Murs will be performing at Thetford Forest in 2017 as part of the Forest Live concert series. Courtesy of Forest Live Olly Murs will be performing at Thetford Forest in 2017 as part of the Forest Live concert series. Courtesy of Forest Live

Tickets for his gig, which will feature special guest and 2015 X-Factor winner Louisa Johnson, have sold out but a waiting list is open.

And on Saturday, July 1 pop star Rick Astley, known for his iconic single Never Gonna Give You Up, will perform.

Singer-songwriter Rumer will be his special guest.

Tickets are £33 (plus £3.80 booking fee) available from 9am on Friday, February 17 from the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680400, or buy online at http://www.forestry.gov.uk/music




























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