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The Pogues to play Thetford Forest this summer

The Pogues are to play Thetford Forest this summer

The Pogues are to play a concert in Thetford Forest this summer as the latest of the Foresty Commission's Forest Live annual series.

The band are revered for their live performances but this will be their first gig in East Anglia for more than a decade.

Forest Live is organised by the Forestry Commission to music to new audiences and generate income to spend on improving the local forests for both people and wildlife.

The Pogues are appearing in Thetford Forest near Brandon in Suffolk on Saturday 14 June 2014. Tickets go on sale on Friday 28 March.

Welsh opera star Katherine Jenkins announces July Thetford Forest date

Katherine Jenkins is set to play at Thetford Forest in July. Credit: PA

Just a few weeks after Boyzone confirmed that they are set to play at Thetford Forest this summer, another international music act has followed suit.

Welsh opera star Katherine Jenkins OBE has announced that she'll take to the stage on the 12th July, with tickets going on sale this Friday.

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Boyzone tickets go on sale

Boyzone

Tickets went on sale today to see the nineties boy band Boyzone at Thetford forest. The band, who've sold twenty-five million records, will play at the venue in July.

It's part of the Forestry Commission's Forest Live series, which will see a string of concerts in forest venues across the country.

Boyzone to play gig at Thetford Forest

Boyzone announce Theford Forest gig Credit: PA

Former chart-toppers Boyzone have announced they'll be performing at Thetford Forest in Elveden this summer.

Last year the band marked 20 years since they made their debut. Now the group are to play a series of open air concerts this summer.

The band had 16 consecutive top five singles such as ‘Love Me For A Reason’, ‘Father and Son’ and ‘Picture of You’ and the run included six number one’s ‘Words’, ‘A Different Beat’, ‘All That I Need’ and ‘No Matter What’.

They play at Thetford Forest on July 11th. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

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Thetford forest's future safe

Thetford forest won't be sold off Credit: ITV Anglia

Thetford Forest will not be sold off and will be protected for future generations as the government has announced a new public body will be created to look after the country's forests.

An independent body will own and maintain the forest Credit: ITV Anglia

The independent body will own and maintain the forest and work with local groups to encourage people to get involved in managing the woodland.

The new group will also work with landowners to make sure it's sustainably managed. Credit: ITV Anglia

The new group will also work with landowners to make sure it's sustainably managed. The announcement comes after the government originally suggested it wanted to sell the forests off.

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