August 22 2014 Latest news:
Monday, March 24, 2014
A fairytale of Thetford Forest will play out this year, when The Pogues perform in the ancient woodland.
The Celtic punk band, formed in London, is the latest act to confirm their place in the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live annual concert series this summer - with their show on Saturday, June 14.
With a colourful history since the 1980s, The Pogues made their mark on the British music scene by producing a string of classic albums including If I Should Fall From Grace With God and Peace and Love.
Their innovative records, played with traditional instruments and electric guitars, created captivating music especially due to the song-writing talent of inimitable frontman Shane MacGowan.
Revered for their legendary live performances, the band regularly headline festivals across the world yet the Forest Live date will be their first appearance in the East Anglian region in well over a decade.
Other bands to perform at Thetford Forest this summer include Suede, Boyzone, Katherine Jenkins and Deacon Blue.
Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship.
Income generated from ticket sales is spent on improving the local forests for both people and wildlife.
With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.
The Pogues plus guests will perform on Saturday, June 14.
Tickets cost £41.25 including £3.75 booking fee and go on sale at 9am this Friday.
Call the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music