Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott to play Thetford Forest

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, with special guest Billy Bragg, will play at Thetford Forest. Picture

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, with special guest Billy Bragg, will play at Thetford Forest. Picture: Courtesy Forestry Commission England - Credit: Archant

Duo Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott are the latest musical act to announce a gig at Thetford Forest.

The pair will play at the forest on June 9 next year, along with a guest appearance by folk icon Billy Bragg.

Heaton and Abbott's gig takes place the day after Take That's Gary Barlow performs at the same venue.The duo's latest album, Crooked Calypso, reached second position in the charts, making it their most successful collaboration to date. Heaton found fame in the 1980s and 1990s as part of bands The Housemartins and The Beautiful South. Abbott was The Beautiful South's lead singer from 1994 to 2000, singing many of their signature hits including Rotterdam and Perfect 10.Tickets are £33.50 plus a £3.85 booking fee available from 9am on Friday, October 20 from the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680400, or online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music


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