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Razorlight announce Forest gig

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Razorlight will play an East Anglian date this summer in Thetford Forest. This is the final act to be announced at the venue as part of Forestry Commission Live Music 2012.

One of the key guitar bands of the past decade, Razorlight has shifted over 4 million albums, sold out arena tours, headlined numerous festivals and appeared on the cover of magazines from NME to Vogue. Currently working on their fourth album, the previous three; ‘Up All Night’, ‘Razorlight’ and ‘Slipway Fires’ generated hits like ‘Golden Touch’, ‘Rip It Up’, ‘Somewhere Else’, ‘In The Morning’, ‘Wire to Wire’ and the chart-topping ‘America’.

Forestry Commission Live Music concerts are renowned for their safe and relaxed atmosphere in fantastic forest settings. Income generated from Forestry Commission Live Music ticket sales is spent on improving the local forest for both people and wildlife.

Commenting on the announcement, Razorlight frontman Johnny Borrell said:

"We are very pleased to be doing a gig in Thetford Forest. We like the ethos behind these shows and it will be great to perform our hits alongside new material."

Razorlight plus guests will be performing:

  • Thursday 14th June  Thetford Forest, nr Brandon, Suffolk.

Tickets £29.50 (subject to booking fee) go on sale at 9.00am Friday 10th February  from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online at


Notes to editor

  1. 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.

    In seven forests across England, woodland glades are transformed into temporary concert arenas. It takes around one week to set-up and take down each concert’s infrastructure.

    Each Forestry Commission Live Music venue provides stunning locations, on-site car parking and full catering and bar facilities - or you’re welcome to bring a picnic- everything needed for a great night out.

  2. Media enquiries: James Delanoy / tel 01223 812533