THET Thetford Forest

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High Lodge is the Forestry Commission's premier recreation site in the East of England. You can walk, cycle, play, picnic, barbecue or simply relax and enjoy the forest. There are walks ranging from one to three miles and cycle trails for all abilities. High Lodge is also the home of the cycle hire and sales facility - Bike Art and of the high wire forest adventure course - Go Ape. At quieter times it is also a good place for watching wildlife. Good quality home made refreshments are available in the Tea Room.

Seating: All arenas are unseated and concerts are general admission only. You are welcome to bring folding picnic chairs or rugs.

Bar & Catering: A full licensed bar and a variety of hot food outlets will be available at all venues.
You are welcome to bring picnics, but please note items such as glass, cans, metal cutlery and large containers are not usually permitted into the arena. Please check the terms and conditions carefully for restricted items.

Disabled facilities: Parking, toilets and optional viewing platform at venue. For more information, contact the box office on 01842 814612.

Site opening times: Concert arenas open at approximately 18.00 (6pm), with live music starting from approximately 19:30 (7:30pm).

Dogs: Assistance dogs are permitted, but the live sound may disturb the animal. No other dogs allowed on site.

Weather: Concerts will go ahead regardless of weather, except in circumstances where the conditions at the venue are deemed unsafe or unfeasible to proceed with the event. We advise that you wear suitable clothing and footwear for an outdoor event. Unfortunately, we can not permit umbrellas to be taken into the arena.

Concert Terms and Conditions 2009

1. This event will continue regardless of weather except in the case of extreme weather conditions affecting the venue.

2. Tickets will only be refunded if the event is cancelled by the organiser and as long as the ticket is returned within 28 days of the due concert date. The booking fee is not refundable under any circumstances.

3. Please take care of tickets as duplicates cannot be issued under any circumstances.

4. Seating is not provided in the arena - folding chairs are permitted.

5. Umbrellas, tables, glass bottles, cans, non-plastic containers, drinks containers larger than 2 litres and non-plastic cutlery and crockery are not permitted in the arena.

6. Naked flames including fireworks, BBQ’s and sparklers are strictly prohibited. Smoking cigarettes is permitted, please be considerate of others.

7. Flags, banners, poles, parasols, gazebos and tents are strictly prohibited. Dogs (apart from registered assistance dogs) are not permitted.

8. No professional photographic, audio visual or video equipment may be brought into the arena.

9. The Forestry Commission reserve the right to prohibit any other items considered to be a potential hazard.

10. The Forestry Commission reserves the right to search all persons and all personal property.

11. No access to children under 16 unless accompanied by a parent/guardian (16+). The Forestry Commission may refuse entry without valid proof of age.

12. The Forestry Commission will not be responsible for damage or injury caused or that caused by third parties or for loss of personal property on site or left in vehicles.

13. Any person who fails or refuses to comply with instructions from any steward or other persons acting for the Forestry Commission may be removed from the venue and surrounding Forestry Commission land.

14. The Forestry Commission reserves the right to refuse admission. No person considered drunk or under the influence of drugs will be admitted.

15. Ticket holders consent to recording, filming, CCTV and photography that may be used for promotional purposes, by artists as a live product or for security purposes.

16. The use of this ticket shall constitute an acceptance of these conditions by the holder.

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Upcoming Events (next 30 days)


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June 2014

Rebecca Ferguson @ Thetford Forest (12.06.14)

12 Jun 2014 (6:00pm)
Price: £33.00
(Max of 6 tickets per booking)
Rebecca Ferguson is often regarded as the most naturally talented singer to emerge from The X Factor TV series. Her million selling debut album ‘Heaven’ launched her in a blaze of critical acclaim in 2011. The album went on to become double platinum in the UK and generated hit singles like ‘Nothing’s Real But Love’ and ‘Teach Me How To Be Loved’.
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Suede @ Thetford Forest (13.06.14)

13 Jun 2014 (7:30pm)
Price: £38.50
(Max of 6 tickets per booking)
Britpop pioneers Suede have announced gigs this summer as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert series where an eclectic mix of acts perform in magnificent woodland locations around the country.
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The Pogues @ Thetford Forest (14.06.2014)

14 Jun 2014 (7:30pm)
Price: £37.50
(Max of 8 tickets per booking)
The Pogues are the latest act to be announced, performing as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live annual concert series this summer where bands play in beautiful woodland settings across the country.
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July 2014

Boyzone w/ Kian Egan @ Thetford Forest (11.07.14)

11 Jul 2014 (6:00pm)
Price: £38.50
(Max of 6 tickets per booking)
Boyzone have announced their Forest Live debut this summer. In a continuation of the celebration of their ‘BZ20’ anniversary, Ronan, Keith, Shane & Mikey will be performing in four spectacular woodland locations as part of the Forestry Commission’s annual concert series.
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Katherine Jenkins @ Thetford Forest (12.07.14)

12 Jul 2014 (6:00pm)
Price: £36.00
(Max of 6 tickets per booking)
Superstar diva, Katherine Jenkins OBE has announced a special concert this summer, appearing in Thetford Forest as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert calendar.
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Deacon Blue @ Thetford Forest (13.07.14)

13 Jul 2014 (6:00pm)
Price: £37.00
(Max of 6 tickets per booking)
Deacon Blue have announced concerts as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live music series. Performing in spectacular woodland locations around the country the shows will be their only headline shows in England this Summer.
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