The Irish pop band The Script, consisting of Dublin trio Danny O’ Donoghue, Mark Sheenan and Glen Power, kicked off this year’s Forestry Commission concerts at Thetford Forest in the sweltering heat on Thursday, writes Greg Plummer.
They were supported by Colton Avery, a young musician from Phoenix, Arizona, who played songs including Murder Of The Third Degree and Weatherman.
After a short break, The Script took to the stage one by one and kicked off to with the patriotic song Paint The Town Green.
Balloons were released by the audience and a party feel was evident in the crowd and captured everyone’s attention.
The Script’s high-energy performance was then followed by old and new songs, including Together We Cry, their new Hit Man On A Wire, Superheroes and If You Could See Me Now.
The trio took it in turns to talk about their songs and the meaning behind them giving fans an insight into their brilliant song writing.
One of the most memorable moments was an acoustic version of their first hit The Man Who Can’t Be Moved.
During the song You Won’t Feel A Thing, Danny, the lead singer and former judge on The Voice, moved the barriers and walked into the crowd to sing the song and meet their fans.
During performances Danny also referred to the forest and the commission and celebrated the good work being done to protect our environment.
The audience were left cheering for an encore which came with no disappointment. The forest provided the perfect backdrop for the laser light show when performing No Good in Goodbye, The Energy Never Dies and the hit song Hall of Fame providing an energetic end to the night.