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Suede sign up for gig in the forest

Swindon Advertiser: Brett Anderson Brett Anderson

BRITPOP pioneers Suede will perform this summer as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live concert series at Westonbirt Arboretumm near Tetbury.

Suede bounded onto the British music scene with their eponymous No. 1 debut album released in 1993.

It sold more than 100,000 copies in its first week of release, kick-starting the Britpop revolution and going on to win a Mercury music prize.

Success continued throughout the Nineties with further No 1 albums including Coming Up and Head Music, and top 10 entries Dog Man Star and Sci-Fi Lullabies.

Fronted by Brett Anderson, top 10 singles such as Animal Nitrate, Stay Together, Trash, Beautiful Ones, Saturday Night, Lazy, Filmstar and Electricity, ensured an impressive chart presence across a decade before going on hiatus in 2003.

But after reforming for some well-received live shows in 2010-11, Suede got down to recording their sixth studio album, Bloodsports.

The group will be at Westonbirt on Saturday, June 21.

Tickets, priced at £42.35 including booking fee, go on sale at 9am on Friday from the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680400 or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music.

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