Every year, the Forestry Commission allows its beautiful verdant tree-lined spaces to be invaded by top names from the world of music and their attendant fans. In recent years, the various forests have hosted shows by the likes of Jools Holland, The Police, Crowded House, Erasure, Paul Weller, Keane and many more, all pretty-much selling out.
That trend doesn't look like bucking any time soon with the announcement of The Darkness as the next band to play one of its great outdoor areas, this time Thetford. It'll be the first Forestry appearance for The Darkness who are experiencing something of a renaissance after reforming this year for a Download Festival slot and a lengthy UK tour (happening right now).
Tickets for the Thetford Forest show on 14th July go on sale from 9am on Friday, priced at £36. Further shows may be announced in due course, but meanwhile you can catch them on the remaining shows on their tour which resumes in Nottingham tonight, followed by Norwich on Thursday and Hammersmith on Friday - tickets cost £25 and £27.50 respectively. They then head off to Ireland for shows in Cork, Dublin and Belfast. A new album is expected in the new year.