Trio set to wake up the forest at final shows

Alfie Boe - Decca Press Photo Session
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THETFORD Forest is braced for a rush of music lovers as the final three gigs of this year’s Forestry Live Music roll into town.

After last month’s trio of stellar performances, High Lodge welcomes Ed Sheeran, Alfie Boe and The Darkness from Thursday to Saturday.

The Darkness, who will be playing a concert in Thetford Forest in July 2012

The Darkness, who will be playing a concert in Thetford Forest in July 2012

Sheeran’s highly-anticipated show sold out in a flash and the buzz surrounding it has only built since.

The Suffolk singer-songwriter will be joined by Newrising and Kal Lavelle when he takes to the stage on Thursday night.

He said: “It will be a forest first for me and I can’t wait to get on stage amongst the trees and perform in such a unique place.”

Friday will see a shift in atmosphere as classical tenor, Alfie Boe, appears.

Undated Handout Photo of Ed Sheeran. See PA Feature MUSIC Sheeran. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Dan Curwin. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature MUSIC Sheeran.

Undated Handout Photo of Ed Sheeran. See PA Feature MUSIC Sheeran. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Dan Curwin. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature MUSIC Sheeran.

Soprano Laura Wright will warm up the crowd for Boe.

Earlier this year he said he was expecting a ‘spectacular’ show.

“There will be a few modern songs, a few pop songs and a few rock songs – and a few off my latest album.

“There should be something for everybody,” he said.

Suffolk rockers The Darkness will bring the curtain down on this year’s shows as they perform on Saturday night.

Black Stone Cherry will support the Lowestoft outfit.

Tickets for Alfie Boe and The Darkness are still available from the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680400 or online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music