Suffolk: Darkness set for gig in Thetford Forest

EAST Anglia’s multi-award winning rockers, The Darkness, have announced a special trip to the woods next summer in what will be a local show for the band when they perform in Thetford Forest as part of Forestry Commission Live Music 2012.

The Lowestoft-based band exploded onto the music scene for both their unique brand of glammed-up rock and outrageous stage costumes when 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 live sets at Download and Sonisphere festivals during the summer.

Justin 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. Thetford has provided The Darkness with much enchantment and inspiration over the years.”

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The Darkness plus guests will be performing on Saturday, July 14.

Tickets are �36 (subject to booking fee) and go on sale at 9am on Friday from the Forestry Commission box office telephone 03000 680400 or buy online at

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