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Elbow are latest band to announce show at Thetford Forest in summer 2017

PUBLISHED: 10:01 16 January 2017 | UPDATED: 15:14 16 January 2017

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

Andrew Whitton 2016

Alternative rockers Elbow are the latest act to announce a performance in Thetford Forest this summer.

The four-piece band will be playing at High Lodge on Thursday, June 29 as part of the Forest Live concert series.

Elbow’s rise over the past two decades has seen them become an important fixture of the contemporary British music scene.

Since their 2001 debut album Asleep At The Back, their stature has grown with subsequent releases such as Cast of Thousands, Leaders Of The Free World, The Seldom Seen Kid and 2014’s The Take Off And Landing Of Everything, which debuted at the top of the UK charts.

Front man Guy Garvey’s story-telling lyrics have been honed to establish a passionate fan base and critical acclaim on their musical journey, including two Ivor Novellos and a BRIT award for Best British Band.

Renowned for the intimacy of their live shows, stand-out gigs include Glastonbury Festival’s sunset slot with a trio of sets on the Pyramid Stage; taking part in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games performing their classic track One Day Like This; and recreating their Mercury Prize winning album, The Seldom Seen Kid, with the BBC Concert Orchestra from the world famous Abbey Road Studio One.

Elbow’s seventh studio album, Little Fictions, will be released on February 3.

Organised by the Forestry Commission, Forest Live has been bringing music and forests to new audiences for 16 years, raising money to protect, improve and expand England’s forests and woodlands.

Two acts have already announced dates at Thetford Forest in this summer’s concert series – modern British pop darling Olly Murs, and Never Gonna Give You Up artist Rick Astley, who will be supported by singer-songwriter Rumer.

Confirmation of Elbow’s appearance means there is only one headliner left to be announced for this summer’s series at High Lodge.

Tickets for Elbow’s show are £41.50 (plus £4.65 booking fee) and will be available from 9am on Friday, January 20 from the Forestry Commission box office – call 03000 680400, or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music

Thetford Forest 2017 concert series headliners

Elbow – Thursday, June 29

Olly Murs – Friday, June 30

Rick Astley (with special guest Rumer) – Saturday, July 1

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