Sell-out crowds at forest gigs

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music stars Will Young and Plan B will play to sell-out crowds during concerts at at a woodland beauty spot this weekend.

More than 10,000 fans will be heading for the two events being held at Sherwood Pines Forest Park, near Worksop.

The gigs are helping to raise money for woodland projects in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire run by the Forestry Commission.

Organiser Chris Bray, of the Forestry Commission, said: “Despite the economic climate fans have flocked once again to this unique venue to see world class music. It will be a great weekend.”

The forest park, which has previously hosted gigs by groups such as Crowded House, will be closed to the general public on Friday and Saturday from 3.30pm.

Gates open at 6pm.