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NEWS RELEASE No: 1587811 MARCH 2013

James announce forest gig

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One of the most influential British indie bands, James, has announced an East Anglian summer concert performing as part of Forest Live, the Forestry Commission’s annual concert series.

Formed in Manchester in 1982,James’ anthemic indie pop hits include:‘Sit Down’, ‘She’s A Star’, ‘Laid’, ‘Born Of Frustration’,‘Sometimes’ and ‘Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)’ amongst 20 Top 40 singles in the UK. In a career spanning over 3 decades, top 10 albums like ‘Gold Mother’, ‘Seven’, ‘Laid, ‘Whiplash’ and ‘Millionaires’ have contributed to over 13 million worldwide album sales. Famed for their live performances, their festival CV includes international appearances at Lollapalooza and Coachella (USA), Rock In Rio (Brazil), and Glastonbury, Hard Rock Calling and Isle of Wight closer to home.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission 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. Forest Live concerts are renowned for their safe and relaxed atmosphere in fantastic woodland settings.

Commenting on the date, James frontman Tim Booth said:

“We’re up for this. It’s our first ever Forest Live gig and we can’t wait to get out there on stage.”

James plus special guests will be performing:

Thursday 13 June   Thetford Forest, Nr Brandon, Suffolk

Tickets £38.00 (subject to booking fee) go on sale 9.00am Friday 15 March from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online at


Media enquiries: James Delanoy / tel 01223 812533

Notes to Editors:

Over one million music fans have previously attended Forest Live concerts.

Forest Live 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.