Status Quo heading for Glastonbury in 2009

Status Quo have been confirmed to headline the Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza in 2009.

The rock'n'roll legends will join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the two day bash, which takes place at Glastonbury Abbey in Somerset on 8-9 August.  

Organiser Michael Eavis said: "I have listened very carefully to what people have said, and have decided to return the classical evening to the Last Night of the Proms format – full of well known pieces, and culminating with a chance to wave flags to Land of Hope and Glory".  

"It is what people said they wanted, so I am sure they will support the evening in even greater numbers than recently. I did want to have the classical evening on the Saturday, but only the smaller concert orchestra was available, so I decided to hold it on the Sunday because having the full orchestra makes such a difference – they are magnificent. 

"Naturally we will have fountains, lights and fireworks.  It will be a wonderful spectacle!"

Status Quo
will play the opening night (Saturday, 8 August) before the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform on the Sunday (9 August).

Tickets are on sale at a discounted Christmas rate of £25 between 18 November and 25 December, before they rise to £30.