Radio station linked to forest gigs

A dedicated radio station has been set up to guide concert-goers to the summer gigs at Thetford forest.With top acts such as James Morrison, Paul Weller and Sugababes all holding live concerts at the High Lodge Forest Centre over the next few weeks, the Forestry Commission has set up the station at 87.

A dedicated radio station has been set up to guide concert-goers to the summer gigs at Thetford forest.

With top acts such as James Morrison, Paul Weller and Sugababes all holding live concerts at the High Lodge Forest Centre over the next few weeks, the Forestry Commission has set up the station at 87.7FM to broadcast essential information for ticket-holders on how to get to the gigs, facilities available and to guide people visiting the site on the days of concerts.

It will broadcast continuously during each concert weekend for three days with a mix of familiar music around the event details and, although it will not broadcast any of the concerts live, some album tracks from the artists appearing at High Lodge will appear in the playlists.

It will broadcast on a restricted service licence issued by Ofcom and the service will be transmitted on a low power FM frequency that is intended to be heard in an area of 6-8kms in any one direction from High Lodge Forest Centre site.


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James Morrison plays the forest tomorrow with Paul Weller there on Friday and Jools Holland on Saturday.

Tickets are available for the July weekend (9-11) which features The Human League, David Gray and Sugababes. They are available from the box office on 01842 814612 or online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music.

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