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Thetford Forest gigs cancelled due to coronavirus

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The high-profile series of concerts featuring top recording artists at Thetford Forest planned for this summer has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Forestry England, who organise Forest Live at its woodland venues across the country, made the announcement this afternoon.

The itinerary for Thetford this year was Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (June 18), James Morrison and Will Young (June 19), Madness (June 20) and Rang 'n' Bone Man (June 21).

Noel Gallagher (32907228)
Noel Gallagher (32907228)

In a statement Forestry England said: "We are sorry to disappoint the Forest Live fans who were hoping to see bands in the nation’s forests this summer but we have cancelled Forest Live 2020 to keep everyone safe in line with recent government guidance on the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

"We really hope that everyone’s support to fight COVID-19 means the situation will have improved by the summer however, as well as our valued customers, we work with a large number of volunteers, artists and contractors, to make these concerts happen and have taken this decision in the interest of safety for everyone involved.

"Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to reschedule our concerts. Ticket holders will be contacted by their point of purchase and will be automatically refunded.

"We ask for your patience and understanding at this busy time. We would like to send our deepest apologies to everyone who was hoping to see a Forest Live 2020 show. We were very excited to welcome you into forests across England to see some incredible live music.

"Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back to Forest Live in 2021."

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