Sam Smith to play Thetford Forest gig

Sam Smith will be performing at Thetford Forest this summer in the Forest Live concert series

Sam Smith will be performing at Thetford Forest this summer in the Forest Live concert series

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Million seller Sam Smith is to play a gig at Thetford Forest this summer it was announced today.

It’s part of the Forest Live annual summer music series organised by the Forestry Commission.

Last month he was the centre of attention on the red carpet on both sides of the Atlantic, picking up four Grammy Awards and two Brit Awards.

Smith’s multi-platinum selling album In The Lonely Hour debuted at No.1 in the UK charts and No.2 on the US Billboard Top 200 in May last year.

His album has sold over five million copies globally, as well as achieving the status of being the only artist in the world in 2014 to sell a million albums in both the UK and US.

No 1 singles include Money On My Mind and Stay With Me - the huge pop ballad which is still making waves around the world with over 4.8 million copies sold to date.

At the Grammys he was nominated for six awards and was successful with Best Pop Vocal Album, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist.

There were also six nominations for the Brits where he picked up the awards for British Breakthrough Act and the Brits Global Success Award.

Smith’s gig at the Brandon venue – with guests – will be staged on Friday, July 3; tickets at £29.50 (plus £2.95 booking fee) go on sale at 9am on Friday, March 6, from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400, or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission to bring forests to new audiences. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife.

Over Forest Live’s 14-year history, money raised has contributed to a wide range of projects, from wildlife conservation to making improvements for visitors.