Glastonbury: ‘And now for something completely different’

Not content with putting on the biggest weekend festival in the world, those good folk at Glastonbury are doing it all over again - in a slightly more refined manner you could say.

Continuing on the classical tip brought by the English National Opera at Glastonbury 2004, the ninth Musical Extravaganza Weekend takes place between July 30 and August 1 at Glastonbury Abbey.

[R-Zone1]Perhaps providing some light relief and a big ‘thank you’ to Glastonbury residents for putting up with the hoards who descended on the area last month, Van Morrison, The Royal Philarmonic Orchestra and Jools Holland will play across the three evenings – the latter with support from Ruby Turner and Sam Brown.

Organiser Dick Vernon said: “It is a locally aimed thing and will hopefully benefit the community by bringing in lots of business and trade. It’s should be a very exciting and vibrant weekend – but totally different to the Glastonbury Festival.

Michael Eavis is very involved and it was his wish to expand it from just one evening, as it has been in the past, into a whole weekend.”

The event sold out last year so for more information on how to book your tickets click here.