Bedingfield completes forest line-up

ISABEL COCKAYNE Pop artist Daniel Bedingfield is the last act to be announced in a stunning line-up for Thetford Forest's summer concerts.


Pop artist Daniel Bedingfield today became the last act to be announced in a stunning line-up for Thetford Forest's summer concerts.

Bedingfield, who shot to the top of the pop charts four years ago with Gotta Get Thru This, which he produced in his bedroom, will be playing on July 15.

Meanwhile, tickets for 80s chart toppers Madness have almost sold out in just one weekend.

Bedingfield, 23, is this month touring the country for the first time since a car crash in January last year that left him with two broken vertebrae in his neck.

His is the final act to be announced for the Forestry Commission's annual summer events.

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Madness, former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown and the sold-out concert by The Beautiful South complete the line-up.

Bedingfield will play the one-off show at High Lodge, coinciding with the release of his third single, The Way, from his new album, Second First Impression.

Mike Taylor, forest operations manager, said: “We're delighted to announce Daniel as part of this year's exciting line-up for the summer's open-air concerts.

“Every year we try to find a diverse range of acts to perform and this year's programme already boasts some top names, including Ian Brown on July 16, Madness on June 11 and The Beautiful South, who are playing a sold-out date at Thetford on June 10.”

Anne Embry said the speed at which Madness tickets had sold was “unprecedented”.

“We have just 500 tickets out of 6000 left for the Madness gig. We thought tickets for The Beautiful South, which sold in under three weeks, was unprecedented, but this has been great,” she said.

Last year Paul Weller's gig sold out in just three weeks and, before that, Status Quo tickets went in five weeks.

Tickets for Daniel Bedingfield, which cost £24 plus booking fee are available from 9am on Friday, March 11, on 01842 814612 or at