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Britpop legends Suede announce Gloucestershire forest gig at Westonbirt

By Stroud Life  |  Posted: February 03, 2014


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Britpop legends Suede are playing a gig at Westonbirt Aroboretum in Gloucestershire.

The band's first albumk - Suede - released in 1993 sold over 100,000 copies in the first week kick starting the Britpop movement and landing them a Mercury Music Prize.

Success continued throughout the '90s with further No 1 albums like 'Coming Up' and 'Head Music' and top 10's 'Dog Man Star' and 'Sci-Fi Lullabies'.

Fronted by the charismatic Brett Anderson, top 10 singles like 'Animal Nitrate', Stay Together', 'Trash', 'Beautiful Ones', 'Saturday Night', 'Lazy', 'Filmstar' and 'Electricity' epitomised the vibrancy, edge and excitement of the band and ensured an impressive chart presence across a decade before going on indefinite hiatus in 2003.

After re-forming for some well-received live shows in 2010-11, Suede got down to recording their sixth studio album.

'Bloodsports' was released in 2013 to overwhelmingly positive reviews, marked as one of the great rock comebacks and regarded as one of the best albums of the year.

Now the band is going back on the road and playing a gig at Westonbirt Arboretum as part of the Forestry Commission's Forest Live sessions.

The concert takes place on Saturday, June 21.

Tickets cost £42.35 (inc booking fee) and go on sale at 9.00am Friday, February 7, from the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680400 or you can buy them at Forestry.gov.uk/music

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