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Brass band set to perform at Glastonbury festival

  • Video report by Otis Holmes

A brass band from Queensbury in Bradford will be rubbing shoulders with rock and roll royalty tomorrow.

The Black Dyke band will join a select group of the most famous rock and roll bands in the world when they take to the Pyramid Stage at the iconic Glastonbury Festival later this year.

It will be another remarkable first for the band to add to a list of concert venues around that world that has already included Carnegie Hall in New York, Sydney Opera House, the NHK Hall in Tokyo and KKL in Lucerne.

Now though they join the likes of David Bowie, Oasis, REM, The Rolling Stones and U2 in performing on a stage that has become the symbol of a festival that attracts over 135,000 people a year.

Black Dyke Director of Music, Prof Nicholas Child said: "When Michael Eavis asked us to perform on the Pyramid Stage 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 simply impossible. However, this year we made certain our diary was free."

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. This is certainly going to be an amazing musical experience.

– Black Dyke Director of Music, Prof Nicholas Child