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Never miss another 'The Pogues' show
See all dates for The Forestry Commission presents Forest Live
The Forestry Commission presents Forest Live: The Pogues
The Pogues will be performing as part of the Forestry Commission's Forest Live annual concert series this summer where bands play in beautiful woodland settings across the country.
Presenting a compelling hybrid of folk, punk and rock, The Pogues made their mark on the British music scene by producing a string of classic albums including 'Rum, Sodomy & The Lash', 'If I Should Fall From Grace With God' and 'Peace and Love'. Their innovative records, played with traditional instruments and electric guitars, created captivating music especially due to the song-writing talent of inimitable frontman Shane MacGowan. Revered for their legendary live performances, the band regularly headlines festivals across the world yet the Forest Live date will be their first appearance in the East Anglian region in well over a decade.
By demonstrating that the spirit of punk could live in traditional Irish folk music, the Pogues were one of the most radical bands of the mid-80s. Famed for their wild and exciting live acts, lead singer Shane MacGowan's relentless drug and alcohol abuse meant the cult Irish folk punksters were forced to disband in the mid 90s. Now reformed with charismatic rogue MacGowan back in tow, the band are back on the road well over 20 years since their inception.
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Venue: Thetford Forest
IP27 0AQ 52.448387, 0.623323
→ Brandon 8 min walk