Thetford's Forest Live summer concerts postponed to 2022
Thetford Forest's Forest Live summer concert series featuring Keane, Rag'n'Bone Man and Jess Glynne has been postponed until 2022 due to the pandemic.
Organisers at the Forestry Commission were forced to cancel this year's event after the government's roadmap out of lockdown meant restrictions would not lift in time for the June and July concerts.
A Forestry England spokesman said: “The Government’s roadmap out of lockdown has made it clear that we cannot hold our Forest Live concerts this summer. We are extremely disappointed, but this is the best way to keep our valued customers safe, as well as the staff, volunteers, contractors and artists that make Forest Live possible.
"We look forward to welcoming Forest Live fans to see their favourite artists performing in the nation’s forests next year. We are delighted to confirm that all Forest Live 2021 headline acts have been able to reschedule all their performances and will be joining us in June 2022. All bookings remain valid for the 2022 dates and customers will be contacted by their point of purchase. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
"We would like to send our deepest apologies to everyone who was hoping to come to a Forest Live gig this summer. We can’t wait to experience the best live music in our beautiful forests with you next year and thank you very much for your continued support."
Newly confirmed dates for Forest Live 2022 at Thetford Forest, near Brandon, include a performance by Rag'n'Bone Man on Thursday, June 16.
This will be followed by Keane on Friday, June 17, and Madness on Saturday, June 18. Jess Glynne will perform on Sunday, June 19, and more acts are yet to be announced.
Find out more or buy tickets to the 2022 events at www.forestryengland.uk/music