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Everything you need to know ahead of Olly Murs’ concert at Thetford Forest

PUBLISHED: 13:09 30 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:32 01 July 2017

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Forest Live has returned for another year with Essex’s Olly Murs set to take to the stage this week.

X Factor runner-up Olly Murs, who has since had four number one singles, wants you to dance with him tonight when he performs his sold out show at Thetford Forest.

The other shows will feature Rick Astley on Saturday and Clean Bandit on Sunday, while Elbow performed on Thursday night.

• Read our review of Elbow at Forest Live

From timings to travel, here is everything you need to know ahead of Olly Murs’ performance.


Friday, June 30

Car Parks: 5pm

Gates: 6pm

Louisa Johnson: 7.30pm

Olly Murs: 8.40pm

Concert Ends: 10.10pm


Make sure you’re wrapped up for the gig as light rain is forecast from 6pm onwards. Expect highs of 18C dropping to 14C by 9pm.


In light of recent events, there will be increased security measures. Make sure to leave extra time for bag searches upon arrival and fans are advised to bring as little as possible to ensure speedy entry.


Prohibited items include tables, glass of any kind, cans, metal cutlery, breakable crockery plates and umbrella. The venue isn’t able to accept credit or debit card so make sure to bring cash if you want to buy food or drink. Fold up chairs and rugs are allowed.


Tickets are sold out for the concert.


The address is High Lodge, Thetford Forest, Santon Downham, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0AF

The following entrance/exits will be in use so make sure to follow the signage:

The main High Lodge Thetford Forest entrance on the B1107 for traffic from Brandon (Customers requiring the disabled car park should also use this entrance).

The Elveden entrance signed from the B1106.

The Thetford entrance (normally the High Lodge exit drive) on the B1107 for traffic from Thetford and signed from the A11.

A separate entrance/ exit for taxis and pick up/drop off is available which will be signposted.

Concert car parking is available from 5pm and included in the ticket price.

Camping is not permitted.

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