We're pleased to announce that tickets for the 2011 Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza will go on sale on Friday December 3rd.
The show on Saturday 6th August 2011 will see the return of legendary rockers Status Quo, who brought the house down at a sell-out Extravaganza in 2009. Their support act has yet to be confirmed.
Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis enthused, “I am delighted that Status Quo have agreed to come back to the Extravaganza again as tickets sold out so quickly the last time they played. I know there were many disappointed people then – so what could be a better Christmas present for them than to get another chance to see Quo at the Abbey? It was such a success last time – people are still talking about the show!”
Then, on Sunday 7th August 2011 Katherine Jenkins will headline, accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra and special guests.
“I was really pleased that Katherine Jenkins became available for the 2011 Extravaganza,” explained Michael. “She is a stunning performer who has become a Welsh national treasure. I know it is a change for the classical night not to have The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra playing, but Katherine will be singing many similar classical favourites that we all love, accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra - and of course, the Dragonfire display will ensure we end with the usual high quality firework show.”
This will be the sixteenth consecutive and the last Extravaganza before Michael Eavis takes time out during the Olympic year.
Michael explained, “Next year will be the last time to enjoy the Extravaganza until 2013. In 2012 we are having a total year off, no Glastonbury Festival, no Pilton Party, and no Extravaganza. We have run the Extravaganza every year since we first started in 1996 and I am looking forward to a complete year off. My wife Liz and I are planning a long holiday touring the British coast, starting off on the south coast, then go up the east, go to Scotland, into Wales and on to Cornwall. This will be the first real holiday we’ve had since we got married 10 years ago”
Tickets for each night are priced at £32.50 for Adults and £17.50 for Children (6-16). They go on sale on 3rd December and we anticipate they will sell very quickly.
How to buy tickets
Online: Visit glastonburyextravaganza.co.uk to book online.
By telephone: 01458 834596 during office hours.
In person: by calling at the Glastonbury Festival Office in Northload Street, Glastonbury (during the working week) or The Glastonbury Abbey Shop in Magdalene Street, (open seven days a week).
To receive tickets in time for Christmas we must receive orders by 16th December 2010.
For further information head to glastonburyextravaganza.co.uk.