Forest concerts set for summer sell-out

Thetford Forest is gearing up for another big summer of live music as fans snap up its last remaining concert tickets.

Thetford Forest is gearing up for another big summer of live music as fans snap up its last remaining concert tickets.

Officials are anticipating another successful sell out year at the popular High Lodge venue, with only around 1,000 tickets left for its Pet Shop Boys and Jamie Cullum gigs in July.

The news comes after the concerts of reggae pop band UB40 on June 9 and indie band Embrace on June 10 sold out their 6,000 allocation within record time.

Anne Embry, fundraising and promotions manager for the Forestry Commission said she expected the Pet Shop Boys on July 21 and jazz singer Jamie Cullum on July 22 to follow suit within the next few weeks.


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She added that the summer concerts had “snowballed” since its early beginnings with classical music in the 1990s, which have progressed to more rock and pop acts in recent years.

“It is getting better and better every year. We are able to get better bands on the forestry tour and we are very professional with security, first aid, and working closely with the police and highways,” she said.

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Bands like Madness, Pulp, Status Quo, the Sugar Babes and solo performers like Paul Weller, Bryan Ferry and Ian Brown have graced the Greenfield site over the last four years.

Mrs Embry added that more people would be able to enjoy a drink at this year's weekenders with the introduction of a special taxi and drop off area off the B1107, which would prevent long delays for drivers.

The Forestry Commission has added a support act to the Jamie Cullum concert in July. The Webb Sisters, a girl duo from London, will be singing rock, pop and folk music from their upcoming debut album.

For ticket information, call 01842 814612.

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