Published Jan 11th, 2022
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When you’ve played sell-out concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Sydney Opera House, the NHK Hall in Tokyo, the KKL in Lucerne, the Royal Albert Hall, London and Symphony Hall in Birmingham, to name a few, you might be forgiven in thinking there were not many other venues of note worth performing at… you would be sadly mistaken!

There’s a performance space in the middle of a field in rural Somerset that many artists would give their platinum discs to appear at. 

“When Michael Eavis asked us back to perform on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival for the 50th anniversary event last year,” commented Professor Nicholas Childs, Music Director of the Black Dyke Band, “who would have guessed at the impact of the subsequent pandemic and lockdowns? However, when Michael asked us again for 2022, we were delighted to accept.” Professor Childs went on, “We are always innovative in our concert planning and aim to reach new audiences, and especially those who wouldn’t have been exposed to a world-class brass band! Joining Diana Ross and a fantastic line-up to open the Legends Day shows the regard that Michael has for our musical versatility and ability to entertain.” 

He commented that the band was undoubtedly looking forward to the experience and also their appearance at the prestigious Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza with Paloma Faith in August. Although The Beatles had never appeared at the Glastonbury Festival, the band that backed them on their two million-selling disc, “Yellow Submarine”, certainly would!