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Black Dyke to appear at Glastonbury

Wednesday 15 February, 2017

The Black Dyke Band is set to join the elite of the rock ‘n’ roll world when it takes to the Pyramid Stage at the iconic Glastonbury Festival later this year.

In yet another first for the Queensbury outfit, which has appeared at sell out concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Sydney Opera House, the NHK Hall in Tokyo and the KKL in Lucerne amongst others, Black Dyke is provisionally set to share the main stage on Sunday 25 June with Barry Gibb, Diana Ross and the Foo Fighters!

Professor Nicholas Childs commented: “When Michael Eavis asked us to perform on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury last year, we unfortunately had to decline as we were performing at the other end of the country the night before and an early performance the next day was just impossible. However, this year we made certain our diary was free when Michael asked us again. We are always innovative in our concert planning and aim to reach new audiences, especially those who wouldn’t have been exposed to just what a world class brass band can achieve!”

It will be the first of two performances at Glastonbury for Black Dyke as it will also appear at the Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza in August.