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5 Stars 5 Stars

First gig at Forest Live was Rick Astley in 2017. Was a great night and good Summer venue. Looking forward to The Script this year. Only downside was trying to get out of car park, but hasn't put us off going again :-)

Anonymous, 2/Feb/2018
5 Stars 5 Stars

try and go to most gigs if i can get tickets, never had a bad night yet,I would love to see Pet shop boys would be great if you could get them back,

vera , 11/Dec/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

I saw Bryan Ferry it was a great venue , well organised.A very memorable night never to be forgotten !! I wish I hadnt missed the Pet shop boys please can they come back ?

Linda, 28/Nov/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Please can you get the vamps to come. I saw them about 2 years ago in Nottingham and they were amazing. Pleas bring them here.

Anonymous, 20/Oct/2017
1 Star 1 Star

Disappointed that no pre sale tickets for previous customers for the Gary Barlow concert in 2108. Assuming this is down to popularity but seems unfair on loyal customers and I have no chance this way as live in a rural, poor broadband area so will be difficult to connect & secure a connection for the time needed in the queue this morning!

JAC, 20/Oct/2017

We are very sorry but for contractural reasons we were unable to offer any pre-sale for this particular artist.

Forestry Commission Response

Can we please have Sam smith back again

Please please please please

He was brilliant

Amanda , 13/Oct/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Always thoroughly enjoy thetford concert experience every time we go. Just wish we knew all the artists plsyibg to help make hard choice of ho ee can afford to see. Its a gamble somtimes wait forfull announcements and run the risk of favourite artists tickets sold out

Jill, 13/Oct/2017

Thanks for your comments - we are very sorry but due to the way contracts are secured we are not able to announce all acts at one time.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

went to clean bandit who were fantastic, looking forward to seeing next year's line up.

ann phizacklea, 12/Oct/2017
3 Stars 3 Stars

Been 3 times so far (Paloma Faith twice) and more recently to see clean bandit. Food prices are a bit steep for basic quality food though. Its the only place where you can take a 65x bridge camera (600) but you cant take a DSLR camera (400) as they class that as pro gear!!!!!. Relax that rule and you would get 5 stars from me. All it would take is the person to sign a disclaimer stating personal use only like how Newmarket Nights permit.

Darren, 12/Oct/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

I was persuaded to go to the Company Of Wolves evening on 21st Sept with family. Not knowing what to expect,especially from the leaflet and can say honestly say it was an experience to remember for all the right reasons.If in doubt check the Burn the Curtain.co.uk and GO and JOIN in the adventure.

Cherry , 28/Sep/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Went to see Clean Bandit with friends and had a fantastic time. First time I've been to an outdoor music event and luckily the weather was brilliant. Everything was well organised. Being outdoors I was worried about the toilets, but the facilities were very clean. Also enjoyed newcomer Mullally. Only downside was leaving the car-park, but everything else was fantastic!

Anonymous, 25/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Fabulous venue. Very clean facilities. Good organisation with visitors going in and out.

Highly recommend

Clare Burton, 25/Jul/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

Can't fault the venue the show (Olly Murs) the staff etc, but I would recommend take your own food! Our choice to purchase two 5 'Hot dogs' weren't hot but were rubbery!. Out of date powdery roll disappointing and poor quality.

Shaun, 25/Jul/2017

Very sorry to hear you were not happy with your food but pleased to hear you enjoyed the event overall.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

We saw Steve Mason and Elbow and thoroughly enjoyed the concert. Well organised, well behaved and Elbow were simply brilliant. My only gripe was the poor choice of beer in the bar. Other food/drink/loos etc were all superb!

Simon, 24/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Myself and my Mrs went to see Rick Astley. I was hesitant, but just wow! He was great, better live than recorded, we both agreed, but the best bit was the venue. Accousticly superb and very, very well done. I can't fault it. Thank you

Myron , 9/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Such a fab event on Thursday. The parking organisation was excellent, both in AND out, the facilities clean and kept topped up (loo roll and hand sanitizer!), all in all a brilliantly organised event! Thank you!

Anonymous, 5/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

We went to see Clean Bandit on Sunday evening it was my little boy Ronnie's 10th birthday. Ronnie also held a sign up telling Clean Bandit he was 10 that day Clean bandit finished and then came back out done a shout out to Ronnie and then along with all the crowd sand him happy birthday! Made his day and a fantastic memory(only wish I had it on film)Excellent organisation child friendly great job High Lodge

Shelley Jarred, 4/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Had a fab time seeing Rick Astley and Rumer. It was our first visit to High Lodge and we really enjoyed it as it was so well organised. Will defo visit again so a big thank you to all who organise this!

Penny Norman, 4/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Went to watch Clean Bandit who were amazing. Sometimes it can be an absolute nightmare at events like these with parking queuing etc. However we were parked very quickly and we're only queuing for bag checks for about 5-10 minutes and getting out was very very well organised, Newmarket could learn a lot!

Anonymous, 3/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Brilliant as usual. Stewarding superb. Saw Elbow on Thursday, olly Murrs on Friday but panicked on Sunday when the entrance to our usual car park (rabbit) wasn't open! A steward there to wave us on to another entrance would have been helpful. Not a complaint but would have saved this older person from a near melt down!!! Clean bandit were brilliant though and Mullally must be one of the classiest things to have come out of Great Yarmouth lol. Loved him. Keep up the good work Thetford forest - looking forward to next year already.

Christine summers, 3/Jul/2017

Sorry to hear you had tried to use the Rabbit car park on Sunday, we had stated this in the email sent to all purchases 2 weeks prior to the event. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed three evenings with us and look forward to seeing you again!

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5 Stars 5 Stars

Rick Astley was fantastic! Great venue. Relaxed atmosphere. The only thing that would make it perfect would be big screens.

zeegan, 2/Jul/2017
2 Stars 2 Stars

What a nightmare! Woefully inadequate number of security staff searching people entering Rick Astley last night. Arrived early (before gates opened) and took one and a half hours to get in. Getting out afterwards was a complete shambles. Over an hour before we moved an inch. Not a single member of staff in sight. Sort it out Forestry Commission Thetford. Reluctant to attend any more events until you do

Anonymous, 2/Jul/2017

Sorry to hear of the delays you experienced. Some delays are unavoidable due to the number of cars leaving site at the same time and the increased security checks required currently. Please be assured we are doing all we can to make this process a quick as possible. Thank you for your feedback.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

Had an amazing nite last night Rick Astley and Rumour so well organised stewards super helpful and did awesome job.

Back tonight to watch clean bandit with my daughter .

This is the 4th summer we've done concert in the park and had the best night each time.

I agree Newmarket Race nights could learn a lot from Thetford we always look at Thetford first now when planning our summer concerts. Thank you :)

Trish and Paul Benson , 2/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Just arrived home after seeing Rick Astley, what an incredible night!!! Fantastic venue made even better by the beautiful weather. Will definitely be returning. Thank you to all those who play an important part in organising these events!

Tess, 2/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Elbow were simply fabulous. Been a while since our last gig at Thetford but glad to say the atmosphere is still great, stewards all really friendly and laid back enough to make you feel safe but not get in the way! The lighting of the trees as it got dark was lovely. Keep up the good work Forest Live!

Anonymous, 1/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

I've been to this venue a few times now & its a beautiful place to have Concerts. Yesterday evening I saw Ollie Murs & it was a absolutely Brilliant night, Ollie is such a talented performer a real entertainer. I was really glad they had the screen behind him so everyone could see him. Louisa Johnson was also very good but it was a shame they didn't have the screen behind her as we couldn't see much. I would like to praise the security team , the marshals , police & all the Thetford Forest Staff for a amazing night , the marshals getting traffic out of the venue were great. I just love this venue & already looking forward to next year.

Lynda., 1/Jul/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

Watched OM last night, good show! The staff of Thetford forest were all very courteous and so helpful five stars.

My son surprised me by going and purchasing two 'sausages in rolls.... With onions', now One expects to pay 'over the odds' at venues such as this but this was marred by just about warm sausages that had seen their warming time through and through again with rolls that were not fresh that day and the few strands of onions that were visible would have been better used to tie the thing together! Poor quality for standards!

Otherwise the evening was brill!

Sam, 1/Jul/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

My first Forest Live gig - simply magical. Beautiful venue, very well organised with reasonably priced (and delicious) food and drink and friendly, helpful staff. I'm very much looking forward to going back tomorrow!

Sarah, 30/Jun/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Elbow were simply the best, only Tina turner could give them a run for their money, Great gig, excellent venue, and even better live than the CD.

Vince, 30/Jun/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

Well I'm 66 and I'm looking forward to Elbow. Lovely venue.

Anonymous, 26/Jun/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

Saw Paul Heaton last year and agree it was a great concert in a lovely venue. Nobody lined up for the older concert goers this year which is a shame.

Jim, 21/Feb/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Sam smith was amazing! Never know I could do a 5 star rating till now was great

Georgia-marie berry, 13/Feb/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Seen quite a few gigs over the last 15 years, Weller, Simple Minds, Status Quo, James, Erasure, Beautiful South, Darkness, Paul Heaton to name but a few. The venue is superb, a large clearing in the middle of the forest, beautiful when the sun is setting and a band is playing, sheltered if the weather is not so cracking. Great for a picnic in nice weather. Parking is organised brilliantly, with all the stewards directing traffic out you can clear the car park extremely quickly compared to events like Newmarket Nights which is just a free-for-all chaos. Love this venue, just wish they still had 6 six gigs a year.

MarkC, 18/Jan/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Great venue for a concert ,Paul Heaton and Jackie Abbott were superb on a lovely summer night

Anonymous, 17/Jan/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Saw Rudimental here last year. Hope they come again, they were freakin' awesome!!

Lou, 16/Jan/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

We saw paloma faith here and it was amazing, please get her back, also saw Debbie harry, sooooooo good x

Maria Fox, 11/Jan/2017

Saw James bay 2016 with my daughter he was fabulous and we had an amazing day. Would like to see Palma faith on here or the script. Both have played here before but I wasn't quick enough to get tickets ... Please bring them back, or in deed James Bay

Anonymous, 4/Jan/2017
5 Stars 5 Stars

Saw Paul Heaton and Jackie Abbott this year amazing

Andrea, 11/Dec/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Been with friends twice so far, saw Bryan Ferry who was the legend he always is, we love the venue & great atmosphere, where else better??

Linda, 10/Dec/2016

My sister got married on the day Simply Red were at Thetford forest...love them. Please bring them back.

Emma snape, 2/Dec/2016
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