Rick Astley announces Rumer as special guest for Thetford Forest concert

Singer-songwriter Rumer will be supporting Rick Astley during his Forest Live show at Thetford Fores

Singer-songwriter Rumer will be supporting Rick Astley during his Forest Live show at Thetford Forest in July 2017. Courtesy of Forestry Commission. - Credit: Forestry Commission

Rick Astley has announced singer-songwriter Rumer as the support act for his summer show in Thetford Forest in 2017.

Pop icon Rick Astley is the first to confirm he will be performing at Thetford Forest as part of its

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. - Credit: Archant

She will join the Never Gonna Give You Up singer on stage at High Lodge on Saturday, July 1 as part of the Forest Live concert series, promoted by the Forestry Commission.

Rumer's debut album, Seasons Of My Soul, sold more than 1m copies. She has been called the 'heir to Dusty Springfield and Karen Carpenter' by Q Magazine and earned rave reviews for her live shows across the globe including performances for US President Barack Obama at the White House and the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Rumer's next album, This Girl's In Love: a Bacharach & David Songbook, will feature some of Burt Bacharach and Hal David's most memorable co-compositions. It will be released on November 25.

Brit Award winner Astley's first No 1 album in 29 years, titled '50', has already gone gold and has been well received by fans and critics alike, with singles Keep Singing and Angels On My Side raking in nearly 1.8m views on VEVO and over 600,000 streams on Spotify.


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