Forestry Commission logo
NEWS RELEASE No: 1620724 MARCH 2014

The Pogues join Forest Live

This news story is now over a year old and information may no longer be accurate or up-to-date. It might also contain obsolete links.
Please use our search link on the left to look for more recent information.
The Pogues Forest Live 2014

The Pogues are the latest act to be announced, performing as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live annual concert series this summer where bands play in beautiful woodland settings across the country.

Presenting a compelling hybrid of folk, punk and rock, The Pogues made their mark on the British music scene by producing a string of classic albums including ‘Rum, Sodomy & The Lash’, ‘If I Should Fall From Grace With God’ and ‘Peace and Love’. Their innovative records, played with traditional instruments and electric guitars, created captivating music especially due to the song-writing talent of inimitable frontman Shane MacGowan. Revered for their legendary live performances, the band regularly headlines festivals across the world yet the Forest Live date will be their first appearance in the East Anglian region in well over a decade.

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. With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.

The Pogues plus guests will be performing:
Saturday 14 June: Thetford Forest, Nr Brandon, Suffolk.

Tickets £41.25 (including £3.75 booking fee) go on sale at 9.00am Friday 28 March from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online at



Release: Monday 24 March 2014

Media enquiries: James Delanoy / tel 01223 812533

Note to Editors:

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

Forest Live 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