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Ed Sheeran announces Forest concert for the summer

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Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran has announced a special gig in his home county of Suffolk next summer where he will perform amongst the trees at Thetford Forest as part of Forestry Commission Live Music.

Ed Sheeran has established himself as a prolific live performer with hundreds of gigs under his belt, building a legion of fans in the process. Following a succession of profile-raising EP’s, his No 1 debut album ‘+’ released last September has been a continuous fixture in the album charts and returned to the No 1 position at the beginning of 2012. It has generated infectious hit singles like ‘The A Team’, ‘Lego House’, and ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’. Music industry accolades include 2011 Q Award for Breakthrough Artist and BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards best single for ‘The A Team’.

Forestry Commission Live Music is an independent programme bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on improving the local forests for both people and wildlife. Thetford Forest hosts up to six concerts each summer with full bar and catering services, ample onsite parking plus a dedicated taxi and private car drop off/pick-up zone.

Commenting on the forest date, Ed Sheeran said,

“I am delighted to confirm this gig as my only East Anglian in 2012. It will be a forest first for me and I can’t wait to get on stage amongst the trees and perform in such a unique place.”
Ed Sheeran plus guests will be performing:

Thursday 12th July, Thetford Forest, Nr Brandon, Suffolk

Tickets £24 (subject to booking fee) go on sale at 9.00am Friday 13th January from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400  or buy online at

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Note To Editors

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

18% of the country's woods and forests are managed by the Forestry Commission. In England, more than 50% of the population live within 10km of a Forestry Commission managed wood or forest.

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