Travis to play Thetford Forest

Scottish group Travis is the second big act to be announced for an open air concert at Thetford Forest this summer.The four piece band will be playing at High Lodge at Santon Downham on June 8 for the first in a series of forest gigs across the country.

Scottish group Travis is the second big act to be announced for an open air concert at Thetford Forest this summer.

The four piece band will be playing at High Lodge at Santon Downham on Friday June 8 for the first in a series of forest gigs across the country.

With tickets selling out in record time for their March dates in London, Glasgow and Warrington, Travis have now announced a full UK tour in May and five forest shows in June as part of their summer touring schedule.

The Thetford Forest gig will come a month after their new album The Boy With No Name is released, which is Travis' fifth release and first major UK outing since 2004.


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The Scottish band was formed by art school friends Fran Healy, Andy Dunlop and Neil Primrose, with Dougie Payne, joining later in 1990.

Their debut album Good Feeling in 1997 sold 40,000, but Travis shot to fame with their multi platinum albums The Man Who (1999) and The Invisible Band (2001) with the hit singles Why Does It Always Rain On Me, Driftwood, Writing to Reach You, and Sing.

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But following the release of 12 Memories in 2003 and a singles album a year later, the band took a break from the recording studio to refresh and write new material.

Travis' fifth album is a record that will remind people how the four friends from Glasgow came to be one of the UK's biggest and best loved bands. A band Chris Martin recently admitted “invented” Coldplay. A band that's sold millions of albums and that headline festivals. A band that's won the Brit for Best British Group twice and whose second album The Man Who, was bought by one in eight British households.

Tickets go on sale from 9am Tuesday February 27,and cost £24.50 (plus booking fee) from the ticket hotline on 01842 814612, or from www.forestry.gov.uk/music or www.gigsandtours.com.

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