There will be 'Good Vibrations' at this year's Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza as Beach Boys Co-Founder Brian Wilson is to headline
Music legend Brian Wilson will play The Beach Boys’ seminal album, Pet Sounds in full, as part of the 50th anniversary tour of the record named the greatest album of all-time by publications including the Times, NME and Uncut.
Performing alongside a celebrated band which includes his former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chapman, Wilson will also treat the Abbey crowd to greatest hits and rare cuts from their vast back catalogue.
Tickets for the 21st Extravaganza, which takes place at the abbey on August 5, have already been selling fast despite the headliner not having been revealed until recently.
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 Grammy-award winning singer, Corinne Bailey Rae, who first appeared at the event in 2007, and has been described as the “Bewitching queen of British soul”. Bailey Rae’s most recent album The Heart Speaks in Whispers, was released last year to worldwide acclaim.
For the third year, limited camping has also been made available for Extravaganza ticket holders a short distance from the Abbey, with pitches starting at £20 for the weekend.
Pre-erected tents are also available.
Advance tickets cost the same as last year with adults £35 and £20 for a child aged six to 16. On the gate prices will be £40 and £25 for a child. Accompanied children aged five and under do not require a ticket. Booking and postage fees apply. Terms and conditions apply.
When: Saturday 5 August, 5pm
Where: Glastonbury Abbey