Bryan Ferry to play Abbey Extravaganza

May 9, 2013

Bryan Ferry & The Bryan Ferry Orchestra will perform in the spectacular grounds of Glastonbury Abbey, Festival founder Michael Eavis announced today.

Bryan Ferry will perform at the Abbey on Sunday August 11 with the night ending with the traditional firework display.

Tickets are on sale from 9am today online and at the Abbey Shop.

Since the release of his first record with Roxy Music in 1972, Bryan Ferry has been acclaimed as one of the most innovative and stylish musicians, songwriters and singers to emerge in pop and rock music.

Bryan Ferry possesses the rare distinction of being regarded as both classic and timelessly contemporary – an accomplishment achieved by both his recordings with Roxy Music and the range and intensity of his solo albums.

Michael Eavis, who has staged the Extravaganza in the spectacular ruins of the Abbey for 17 years, took a break in 2012 when the world famous Glastonbury Festival had a fallow year.

The concert is his thank you to local people but also Michael is an ambassador for the Abbey which running an appeal to conserve the ruins and enhance the visitor experience for future generations.

Michael said: “The concert is an opportunity for local people who can’t always get to the Festival in Pilton to enjoy something extra special in this lovely town.

“We were very fortunate to be able to get Bryan Ferry who will come up with the goods and deliver a spectacular show.”

Janet Bell, Abbey director, said: “The people of Glastonbury have been asking if there would be another concert this year at the Abbey and we’re delighted that, thanks to Michael, there will be. We are sure it will be well-supported and tickets will sell fast; we are all looking forward to it.”

Previous stars to appear at the Abbey include Status Quo, Madness, Van Morrison and Jools Holland.

Advance ticket prices are £35 adult, £20 for an accompanied child aged six to 16, £95 for a family of two adults and three children. Gate prices are £40 adult, £25 for a child aged six to 16, £120 for a family of two adults and three children. Accompanied children aged five and under do not require a ticket.

Bookings can be made:

Online at There is a £3.50 delivery charge per order.

In person at the Abbey Shop where there is free collection or £1.50 delivery charge.

By posting a cheque/postal order made payable Glastonbury Festivals Ltd, to Glastonbury Extravaganza, 28 Northload Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9JJ indicating number of tickets required, postal details and delivery fee of £1.50 per order.

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