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Ray Davies headlines Extravaganza

1st March 2015

Categories: News

Ray Davies is to headline Glastonbury Abbey for the annual Extravaganza in August, Michael Eavis has announced.

This year's event - the 19th in a long running summer tradition for the West Country -  will take place in the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey on Saturday August 8 and will end with the traditional firework display.

Ray Davies was the lead vocalist and songwriter for The Kinks and last headlined the Extravaganza in 2007.

The announcement comes as packed houses are enjoying Sunny Afternoon, the critically acclaimed new musical in the West End which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks.

The musical features some of The Kinks’ best-loved songs including You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset and Lola.

Michael said: “Ray’s a legend and I’m so delighted that he wants to come back again – I’m his No.1 fan of all time. The Kinks have played the Glastonbury Festival several times and it’s so good that everybody knows all the songs. This will be yet another Abbey night to remember! ”

Janet Bell, Abbey director, said: “We’re delighted that, thanks to Michael, the Extravaganza is returning to the Abbey in 2015.  The Extravaganza is a wonderful local event and is a highlight of the summer for many people.”

Last year Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters took to the stage for a sell-out night with the help of George Ezra. Previous stars have included Status Quo, Madness, Van Morrison and Jools Holland and Bryan Ferry and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra.

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

Bookings can be made:

Online at www.glastonburyabbey.com/Extravaganza2015 - booking and delivery fees apply. In person at the abbey shop or by posting a cheque/postal order made payable to Glastonbury Abbey to Glastonbury Abbey Shop, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, BA6 9EL, indicating number of tickets required, postal details and delivery fee of £1.50 per order.

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