The Forestry Commission has announced that The Script will perform at Thetford Forest in June next year.

One of the world's most popular band, the Dublin-based band have sold more than 29 million records. Their latest release, Freedom Child, topped the UK Official Albums Chart and scored the band their fourth UK No 1 album.

Lead single Rain picked up phenomenal radio airplay and the video has been viewed more than 24 million times.

The Irish three-piece are also one of the biggest live acts, having sold more than 1.4 million tickets across 203 headline shows.

Forest Live is a major live music series, managed by the Forestry Commission. Held annually in seven beautiful forest locations across the country, more than 1.5 million people have attended a gig in the programme's seventeen-year history. With everything required for a great night out, including good food and bar, the concerts are renowned for their informal and relaxed atmosphere set to a spectacular forest backdrop. Income generated from ticket sales helps look after the nation's forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.

Commenting on the dates, Danny O'Donoghue for The Script said: "We love performing as part of Forest Live. It will be our fourth trip to Thetford Forest and we look forward to making our debut at Westonbirt Arboretum. We hope you can join us to rock in this unique atmosphere."

The Script, plus guests, will perform at Thetford Forest, near Brandon, Suffolk, on June 7. Tickets are £42.50 (plus £4.75 booking fee) and go on sale at 9am on December 1 from the Forestry Commission box office tel: 03000 680400, or buy online at www.forestry.gov.uk/music.

INFO: www.thescriptmusic.com & www.forestry.gov.uk/music.