Corinne Bailey Rae is to make a sensational return to the Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza, as the support act for this year’s event on Saturday, August 5.
The Grammy Award-winning singer, who first appeared at the Extravaganza in 2007, 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.
She said: “I am so thrilled to be able to support Brian Wilson at Glastonbury Abbey. The venue is a dream, I played there a few years ago with Van Morrison. I’ve always wanted to see Brian Wilson and it will be amazing to hear the whole of ‘Pet Sounds’ performed live.”
She will be joining Beach Boys Co-Founder Brian Wilson who will be playing The Beach Boys’ seminal album, Pet Sounds in full at the event on August 5.
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.
Michael Eavis said: “Corinne first performed at the Abbey just a year after she released her solo debut album and as soon as I first heard her music, I knew she was going somewhere. She will be competing with some of the best musicians in the world on the night, and I have no doubt she will hold her own. The line-up this year is so good for our 21st birthday and I’m really looking forward to the show.”
Also playing at the Extravaganza will be the world-famous brass band, the Black Dyke Band. The traditional firework display will round off the night.
The 2016 Extravaganza, which was headlined by Van Morrison with Jamie Cullum and the Wells Cathedral School Big Band, sold out well in advance.
For the third year, limited camping has also been made available for Extravaganza ticket holders by Michael 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.
To book tickets and camping, visit www.glastonburyabbey.com/extravaganza