WIN tickets to see Blondie

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ONE of the biggest punk pop bands of all time is coming to Sherwood Pines this summer to perform a special woodland concert.

And YOU could be there if you are the lucky winner of our competition.

We have teamed up with organisers the Forestry Commission to offer a pair of tickets.

Blondie are embarking on a special tour of the nation’s woodlands this year, when they will be performing as part of the Forest Live concert series.

The band, emerged from New York’s celebrated new wave scene, producing innovative music with their rock/disco, reggae and hip-hop influenced songs.

Fronted by pop icon Deborah Harry, their ground-breaking material brought them a stash of hit singles such as Denis, (I’m Always Touched by Your) Presence Dear, Picture This, Dreaming, Union City Blue and Rapture.

Now local audiences can hear the big hits in the natural tree-lined auditorium, set within the forest near Clipstone.

Blondie’s 20 year span of Number One hits includes Heart Of Glass, Sunday Girl, Atomic, Call Me, The Tide Is High and Maria.

And special guests each evening will be The Lightning Seeds performing an acoustic set of their perfect pop songs like Pure, Lucky You and Change.

The group experienced commercial success in the 1990s and are well known for their Three Lions single which reached Number One in the UK in 1996 and 1998.

Income generated from ticket sales is spent on improving the local forests for both people and wildlife.

Blondie with special guests The Lightning Seeds perform at Sherwood Pines, near Clipstone, on 14th June.

Tickets £36.00 (subject to booking fee) are available from the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680400 or online at

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to this once in a lifetime gig, simply answer this question:

Q) Name the iconic lead singer and front-woman in the band Blondie.

Send your answer to: Blondie Competition, Mansfield Chad, 121 Newgate Lane, Mansfield, NG18 2PA or email

Remember to include a daytime contact phone number as the winner will be notified by telephone. Entries must arrive by 12 noon on Thursday 28th February 2013.

Normal Chad competition rules apply.

Forest Live is an independent programme organised by the Forestry Commission bringing music to new audiences without commercial branding or sponsorship.

With everything required for a great night out, including full catering and bar facilities, the gigs are renowned for their relaxed atmosphere.