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					Press release                                              Monday 15th December

  STATUS QUO ANNOUNCES BEDGEBURY SUMMER SHOW

One of Britain's best loved bands has announced a South-East date for next
Summer. The legendary Status Quo will be appearing at Bedgebury National
Pinetum & Forest on Saturday 6th June 2009 as part of the Forestry
Commission‟s summer concert season.
Status Quo has become a rock'n'roll institution. A prolific touring and
recording act, this autumn has seen the release of „Pictures: 40 Years Of Hits‟
and 2008 sees the release of their first ever Christmas single „It's Christmas
Time‟. They have accumulated total world-wide record sales exceeding 118
million units; 63 British hit singles - more than any other band, resulting in
over seven and a half years on the singles charts; 106 appearances on BBC
TV‟s „Top of the Pops‟ - more than any other group.
Public adoration has been complemented by music industry accolades
including: the coveted 'Silver Clef Award', presented annually by the Nordoff
Robbins Music Therapy Trust for 'Outstanding Services to British Music'; a
Brit Award for 'Outstanding Contribution to the Music Industry'; an
'Outstanding Contribution to The Rock Industry' award at the World Music
Awards.
The Forestry Commission is committed to taking woodlands to new audiences
and making them relevant to people in new ways. The forest tour is self-
sustaining, paying for itself, and providing valuable revenue to plough back
into the woodland in a variety of environmental and social projects.
Commenting on the forest date, Status Quo's Francis Rossi says, “We played
to three sold-out forest shows last summer and we are delighted Bedgebury
Pinetum is part of our touring plans for 09. It will be a happy return to the
venue where we last performed to a capacity crowd in 2003.”
Tickets at £32.00 (subject to booking fee) go on sale this Friday 19th
December from Ticket Hotline: tel 01842 814612 or buy online at
www.forestry.gov.uk/music or from Bedgebury Visitor Centre.

Info: www.statusquo.co.uk & www.forestry.gov.uk/music

Media contact - Peter d‟Aguilar 01580 213049 peter.d‟aguilar@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
www.forestry.gov.uk/bedgebury




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