Rick Astley is first to confirm performance in Thetford Forest's 2017 summer concert series

PUBLISHED: 14:37 17 October 2016 | UPDATED: 14:37 17 October 2016

Rick Astley

Rick Astley

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Pop icon Rick Astley is the first to confirm he will be performing at Thetford Forest as part of its summer concert series in 2017.

The multi-million selling artist will take to the stage at High Lodge on Saturday, July 1 as part of the Forest Live concert series, promoted by the Forestry Commission.

With his first No 1 album in 29 years, titled ‘50’, Brit Award winner Astley has pulled off a remarkable comeback.

He was just 21 when he unleashed the iconic single Never Gonna Give You Up. It became the UK’s biggest selling single of the year, going on to hit No 1 in 16 countries.

Tickets are £36.50 (plus £4.15 booking fee) and go on sale at 9am Friday, October 21 from the Forestry Commission box office – call 03000 680400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music

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