Plan B announces Sherwood Forest gig

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FORESTRY Commission bosses have announced multi-talented hip-hop star Plan B will take to the stage at a huge outdoor concert in Sherwood Forest Pines, near Edwinstowe.

Plan B, aka Ben Drew, is the singer-songwriter, rapper, actor and film director came to prominence with the 2006 release of the critically acclaimed album Who Needs Actions When You Got Words.

His 2010 album The Defamation of Strickland Banks spawned hits like Stay Too Long, Prayin’ and The Recluse and won him a Brit Award and three Ivor Novellos.

The rapper follows in the footsteps of the likes of Jarvis Cocker, Travis and Erasure who have visited the woodland clearing and played in front of thousands of fans.

He said: “It’s going to be a real adventure taking the Plan B show into the woods. I’m really up for this and hope to see you there.”

Chris Bray, local concert organiser for the Forestry Commission, said:

“We are committed to bringing new acts to play in Sherwood and reaching out to different audiences. We have had huge demand for concert tickets over recent years and we are confident Plan B will be another top seller.”

The concert is set to take place at the 3,000 acre clearing on 16th June.

Capacity is limited to 5,000 people.

Tickets priced £32 go on sale at 9am on Friday (9th December) and are available from the Forestry Commission box office tel 03000 680400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music.