Live updates

Simply Red to play Thetford Forest

Simply Red will be playing at Thetford Forest in July 2016. They're the first band to be announced in the line-up for the Forestry Commission's Forest Live events.

Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife.

Simply Red will play Thetford in July 2016

Mick Hucknall’s iconic voice was the defining sound of British R‘n’B in the eighties and nineties. The band’s landmark albums include ‘Picture Book’, ‘Men and Women’, ‘A New Flame’, ‘Stars’, ‘Life’ and ‘Blue.’

They'll be performing some of their greatest hits such as ‘Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)’, ‘Holding Back The Years’ and ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’.

Simply Red play Thetford Forest on Sunday 3rd July 2016. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 23 October.

Sam Smith concert sells out in 40 minutes

Tickets sold out

Tickets for Sam Smith's "home" gig in Thetford are reported to have sold out within 40 minutes on Friday morning.

The Cambridgeshire singer will perform at Thetford Forest on Friday 3rd July as part of Forest Live, the annual summer music series organised by the Forestry Commission.

Sam Smith’s album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ has sold over 5 million copies globally. He's also won four Grammy and two Brit Awards!


Road named as one of the UK's biggest deer accident hotspots

Thetford Forest one of the worst deer accident hotspots in UK Credit: ITV News Anglia

The A134 which passes through Thetford Forest has been named as one of the nation's biggest deer accident hotspots.

As summer draws to a close, The Country Landowners Association is warning motorists of the increased risk of deer running into roads in rural areas.

October and November is rutting season when males become more territorial and aggressive.

The AA estimates that between 40,000 and 75,000 deer are killed in collisions on the UK's roads every year, causing £11 million worth of damage to vehicles.

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.


Boyzone tickets go on sale


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.

Load more updates