Sheeran announces forest date

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SINGER-songwriter Ed Sheeran is the latest big name to confirm a Thetford Forest summer gig.

The 20-year-old from Woodbridge, Suffolk, has confirmed his only date in East Anglia for 2012 as July 12 as part of Forestry Commission Live Music season.

Sheeran has made a name for himself as a prolific live performer, having started out as a busker.

He said he was looking forward to the opportunity to play in the great outdoors.

“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,” he said.

Tickets are £24 and go on sale at 9am today from the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680400 or online at

Sheeran joins fellow Suffolk artists, The Darkness, in announcing a show.

His show will be preceded by performances from Plan B and Will Young, who both appear in June.

Sheeran’s support act will be announced at a later date.