Michael Eavis has this morning, announced that the legendary Brian Wilson will be headlining this year’s Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza!
The Beach Boys co-founder and genius behind Pet Sounds will be playing the seminal album in full, as part of the 50th anniversary tour of the record, named as many by the greatest album ever created
Performing alongside Wilson will be a celebrated band which includes his former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chapman, who will also treat the Abbey crowd to greatest hits and rare cuts from their vast back catalogue
Michael states about the booking: “To have a music icon such as Brian to headline the Extravaganza is just fabulous; he is bringing his world-famous Pet Sounds to play for us and I am sure it will be one of the best nights we’ve ever done at the Abbey”
And Brian sent this message to fans: “I love performing Pet Sounds with my band and look forward to playing back in Glastonbury, as I had a ball the last time we played at the festival, this show at the Abbey will be a special night, I look forward to seeing you all there, Love and Mercy, Brian”
Also playing at the Extravaganza will be the world-famous brass band, the Black Dyke Band, before the traditional firework display rounds off the night
Tickets for the 21st Extravaganza, which takes place at the Abbey on August 5th, have already been selling fast despite the headliner not having been revealed until now. Tickets are on sale now, via glastonburyabbeyshop.com