Rattle and shake in the woods

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Apr 2013 Rattle and shake in the woods



If you go down to the woods this summer, don’t be surprised to see Blondie performing their hits like ‘Heart Of Glass’, ‘Sunday Girl’, ‘Atomic’, ‘Call Me’, ‘The Tide Is High’ and ‘Maria’.

Blondie, fronted by the now iconic Deborah Harry, appear in a series of concerts across the UK in June and July as part of a Forestry Commission programme under which income from ticket sales is spent onimproving forests for people and wildlife.

“The Forest Live gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere,” said Commission spokesman James Delanoy.

“It is an independent programme organised by the Commission to bring music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship.”

The Lightning Seeds will be special guests each evening, performing an acoustic set of their hits like ‘Pure’, ‘Lucky You’ and ‘Change’.

June 14 – Sherwood Pines,

Edwinstowe, Notts.

June 15 – Thetford Forest,

Nr Brandon, Suffolk

June 21 – Westonbirt

Arboretum, Nr Tetbury, Glos.

June 22 – Bedgebury Pinetum, Nr Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

June 28 – Dalby Forest,

Nr Pickering, N Yorks.

June 29 – Cannock Chase

Forest, Nr Rugeley, Staffs.

July 6 – Delamere Forest,

Delamere, Cheshire.