Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis has today announced the date of the 2017 Extravaganza and unveiled a world-famous brass band taking to the stage along with a top contemporary act.
The Black Dyke Band will be performing at the 21st Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza in the beautiful grounds of the abbey on August 5 2016.
The Yorkshire-based brass band is the most recorded in the world with more than 350 recordings and has won the European Brass Band Championships 13 times, the British Open Brass Band Championships 30 times and the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain 23 times.
The 2017 spectacular complete with traditional firework display will be the 21st Extravaganza to be held at Glastonbury Abbey.
Last year’s event headlined by Van Morrison with Jamie Cullum and the Wells Cathedral School Big Band sold out and Michael said: “I am really excited that the Black Dyke Band has agreed to come to Glastonbury Abbey for this event; they’re marvellous and I’m sure there will be a great atmosphere on the night.
“The Extravaganza is one of my highlights of the year and I’m really pleased we’re able to give people the chance to get vouchers for tickets before Christmas and put it in their 2017 diaries early. We will be announcing the headliner in the New Year and I hope it is going to be a fantastic 21st”
Janet Bell, director of the abbey, said: “The Extravaganza is a highlight of the calendar and the vouchers will make great Christmas presents. We are very grateful to Michael for organising it and his continued support for the abbey. The Black Dyke Band will no doubt be fabulous and we look forward to finding out who the headliner will be in the New Year.
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