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NEWS RELEASE No: 1362927 MAY 2010

Scouting For Girls Announce special guest

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Diana Vickers

Scouting For Girls has announced Diana Vickers as special guest for their Thetford Forest concert this Summer as part of Forestry Commission Live Music 2010.

Diana Vickers, an X Factor semi-finalist, delayed her pop career while she starred in the London stage production of Little Voice. Since signing a record deal in March, the critically acclaimed artist has experienced the rare feat of both her debut single ‘Once’ and debut album ‘Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree’ entering the UK chart at number one!

Fronted by the exuberant showman Roy Stride, Scouting For Girls eponymous No 1 debut album generated a clutch of infectious hits including ‘She’s So Lovely’, ‘Heartbeat’, ‘It’s Not About You’ and ‘Elvis Ain’t Dead’, all becoming regular fixtures on radio playlists across the country.

This Easter the band hit the top spot in the singles chart with ‘This Ain’t A Love Song’ from their latest album ‘Everybody Wants To Be On TV’, released this month and promising more insatiably irresistible pop anthems.

Forestry Commission Live Music introduces some music fans to a woodland environment for the first time. Many of them come back to enjoy the beautiful surroundings for healthy and fun outdoor recreation including walking, mountain biking and watching wildlife.

Scouting For Girls with special guest Diana Vickers be performing at:

Thetford Forest, Nr Brandon, Suffolk, Thursday 8th July

Tickets 26.50 (subject to booking fee) are available from the Forestry Commission box office tel 01842 814612 or buy online at


1. Forestry Commission Live Music takes place each summer in seven forests locations around the country. Woodland clearings are temporarily transformed into a concert arena creating a safe and relaxed atmosphere for gig-goers.

2. Forestry Commission Live Music encourages people to visit forests who may not have otherwise done so. Research indicates that 44% of music fans are visiting a forest for the first time. 95% of attendees stated that they were interested in attending a similar event in the future. Overall, 78% of respondents indicated that they were interested in returning to the site of their interview for reasons other than attending a concert. Source: TNS Travel and Tourism.