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The Script is the first act to be announced for Forest Live 2015; the annual summer music series organised by the Forestry Commission, where bands perform in unique woodland locations across England.
The Irish trio’s fourth album ‘No Sound Without Silence’ hit the top of the charts on its release and follows on from previous success with ‘#3’, 'Science & Faith' and their eponymous debut, all contributing to sales in excess of 20 million.
The latest single ‘Superheroes’ joins a raft of previous impassioned and catchy hits including ‘We Cry’, ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’, ‘Breakeven’, ‘Nothing’ and ‘For The First Time’. Worldwide no. 1 ‘Hall Of Fame’ featuring fellow ‘The Voice’ judge will.i.am has generated five million sales, 150 million YouTube views, and 100 million Spotify plays, making the streaming service’s top 10 acts of all time and confirming the band’s global appeal and longevity.
Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring both music and forests to new audiences.
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. Over Forest Live’s 14 year history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors.
With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.
Commenting on the forest show, Danny O'Donoghue for The Script said, “We love performing live and our biennial gig in the woods is becoming a bit of a touring tradition, so we are really looking forward to playing Thetford Forest again in 2015.”
The Script plus guests will be performing:
Thursday 2 July: Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk.
Tickets £37.50 (plus £3.75 booking fee) go on sale at 9.00am Friday 28 November from the Forestry Commission box office tel: 03000 680400, or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music
Release: Monday 24 November
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Note to Editors:
1. The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible in England for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woods and forests and increasing their value to society and the environment. Further information can be found at www.forestry.gov.uk/england. 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.
2. The music programme was first launched in 2001 at four Forestry Commission venues. Now looking forward to its 15th season, Forest Live gigs take place at seven fantastic forest locations in England and are well known for their amazing atmosphere and top class acts. Over one million music fans have attended Forest Live concerts.