Paul Heaton, Jacqui Abbott and Billy Bragg announce Thetford Forest gig

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott return to Thetford Forest next summer as part of Forest Live. Photo: C

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott return to Thetford Forest next summer as part of Forest Live. Photo: Contributed - Credit: Archant

The Beautiful South’s Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott return to Thetford Forest next summer.

Their latest album, Crooked Calypso, charted at number two, making it their highest release as a duo to date.

Singer-songwriter Paul, who has some 10million album sales under his belt, hit the big-time in the early 1980s as frontman of Hull-based indie poppers The Housemartins. He went on to form The Beautiful South in 1988, with Jacqui singing lead vocals from 1994 to 2000.

Expect songs from The Housemartins, their albums as a duo and from their The Beautiful South days including Rotterdam, Perfect 10 and Don’t Marry Her.

They will be joined by special guest Billy Bragg at the June 9 Forest Live gig. Tickets go on sale 9am, October 20.


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Managed by the Forestry Commission, income from Forest Live gigs helps looks after the nation’s forests.

Take That’s Gary Barlow was the first act announced. He plays Thetford Forest June 8.

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