Chart-toppers to play forest gig

SCOUTING For Girls are playing Thetford Forest this summer, it was revealed today.

Their July 8 gig is the sixth and final concert announced as part of the Forestry Commission’s Live Music programme.

Fronted by showman Roy Stride, the band’s self-titled number one debut album spawned a series of infectious hits including She’s So Lovely, Heartbeat, It’s Not About You and Elvis Ain’t Dead - all of which became regular fixtures on radio playlists across the country.

Scouting For Girls recently hit the top of the singles chart with This Ain’t A Love Song from their latest album, entitled Everybody Wants To Be On TV.

Forestry Commission Live Music aims to introduce music fans to a woodland environment, with many coming back to enjoy the outdoors.


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Other Thetford Forest acts already announced include Keane on June 10, Simply Red on June 11, Doves on June 12, The Saturdays on July 9 and Katie Melua on July 10.

Tickets for the Scouting For Girls gig go on sale at 9am this Thursday. See www.forestry.gov.uk/music for more details.

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