Heaton and Abbott coming to Thetford Forest

Heaton and Abbott will be at Thetford Forest in 2018
Heaton and Abbott will be at Thetford Forest in 2018

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott with special guest Billy Bragg have announced they will be doing a Forest Live concert in Thetford Forest on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

The duo’s latest album Crooked Calypso charted at number two making it their highest release as a duo to date following on from two further top five albums, What Have We Become and Wisdom, Laughter and Lines.

Paul Heaton, one of the UK’s most successful songwriters with some 10 million album sales under his belt, first came to public attention in the early 80s as front man of Hull-based indie poppers The Housemartins best known for their third single Happy Hour and their number one acapella Isley Bros cover of Caravan of Love.

In 1988 Heaton formed The Beautiful South, who released 10 hugely successful albums.

Jacqui Abbott was lead vocalist in The Beautiful South from 1994 to 2000 and she sang many of their signature hits including Rotterdam, Perfect 10, Don’t Marry Her and Dream A Little Dream.

The Forest Live gigs will see them play material from their albums as a duo and songs from The Beautiful South and the Housemartins.

Tickets are £33.50 (plus £3.85 booking fee) and available from 9am on Friday, October 20 from the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680400, or go to www.forestry.gov.uk/music