As eFestivals had predicted, (here), Festival organiser and farmer Michael Eavis has now confirmed that Robert Plant will be performing in the ancient Glastonbury Abbey's grounds for this year's Glastonbury Extravaganza which will take place on Saturday, 9th August and will end with the traditional firework display.
Robert Plant's new band, Sensational Space Shifters ft Robert Plant includes West African musician Juldeh Camara, guitarists Skin Tyson and Justin Adams, drummer Dave Smith, Massive Attack keyboardist John Baggott, and bassist Billy Fuller.
Eavis Michael said: “I’m delighted Robert Plant and his Sensational Space Shifters has chosen to perform at the Abbey for our 18th year. We started in 1996 and only had one year off which was 2012.
“This night is a chance for those locally who can’t always get to the Festival in Pilton to enjoy something extra special in this wonderful town.
“I am sure he will appeal to all generations, as he is one of our all-time great Rock and Roll performers and fans of all ages will remember the Led Zeppelin classics.”
Janet Bell, Abbey director, said: “We’re delighted that, thanks to Michael, the Extravaganza is returning to the Abbey in 2014. It is always a fantastic event and we are very excited that Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters will be performing here this summer. “
Previous stars to appear at the Abbey include Status Quo, Madness, Van Morrison and Jools Holland and in 2013 Bryan Ferry and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra delighted the thousands who attended.
Advance tickets are priced at £35 adult and £20 for an accompanied child aged 6 to 16 years. On the gate prices will be £40 for adults, and £25 for a child (6-16). Accompanied children aged five and under do not require a ticket.Note - Some card transactions will carry a surcharge. This will be no more than £3.50 per transaction.
Tickets can also be bought in person at the Abbey Shop where there is free collection or £1.50 delivery charge. Or by posting a cheque/postal order made payable to Glastonbury Festivals Ltd, to Glastonbury Extravaganza, 28 Northload Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9JJ indicating number of tickets required, postal details and delivery fee of £1.50 per order.
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