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 more than 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 program 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 www.forestry.gov.uk/music
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