The Darkness at Thetford Forest

PUBLISHED: 11:45 22 November 2011

The Darkness at Thetford Forest

The Darkness at Thetford Forest

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The band - brothers Justin and Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain and Ed Graham - are currently enjoying a successful UK indoor tour following storming live sets at Download and Sonisphere festivals during the summer.

THE Darkness have announced a come-back gig in Thetford Forest next year. The band will perform in Thetford Forest as part of Forestry Commission Live Music tour for 2012.

The Darkness exploded into the public consciousness in 2000 with their unique brand of glammed-up rock music and outrageous stage costumes. Their debut album Permission to Land shot to number one, spawning new rock anthems including Love is only a Feeling, I Believe In A Thing Called Love and Growing on Me.

The band - brothers Justin and Dan Hawkins, Frankie Poullain and Ed Graham - are currently enjoying a successful UK indoor tour following storming live sets at Download and Sonisphere festivals during the summer.

Justin Hawkins from the band said: “I have often walked through Thetford Forest, enchanted by bird-song, mesmerised by the rhythm of nesting squirrels. My urge to fill the trees with music of my own can no longer be denied.”

The woodland glade in Thetford Forest will be temporarily transformed into a concert venue with everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities. The gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere and the unusual setting is an unexpected bonus for concert-goers. Income generated from ticket sales is also spent on improving the local forest for people and wildlife.

INFO: The Darkness, plus guests will be performing on Saturday, July 14, Thetford Forest, nr Brandon, Suffolk.

Tickets are £36 (subject to booking fee) and will go on sale at 9am on Friday November 25 from the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music

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