Rhythm and Jools at the Abbey

PUBLISHED: 12:53 13 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:36 24 May 2010

THE stunning grounds of Glastonbury Abbey will provide the backdrop for a true musical extravaganza from August 4-6. Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra return with guest vocalists Sam Brown and

THE stunning grounds of Glastonbury Abbey will provide the backdrop for a true musical extravaganza from August 4-6.Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra return with guest vocalists Sam Brown and Ruby Turner on the Friday, along with the winner of the 2005 Unsigned Bands competition The Deadbeats. On the Saturday, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Hazlewood will be on stage. There will also be a rare chance to see 24-year-old international sensation Lang Lang playing Piano Concerto No17 in G. Together, they will be celebrating the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth.Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band open proceedings on Sunday evening. Acker has been awarded the MBE for his services to the music industry and was awarded the BBC Jazz Award for his contribution to UK jazz.Acker will be followed by the return of The Rat Pack, a musical that will have the audience dancing all night long to classics such as My Way and I've Got You Under My Skin.Each evening's entertainment will be rounded off with a firework display and concert-goers are encouraged to bring a picnic and their own seating.Tickets are priced £10-£65 and are available from the Festival Office on 01458 834596.

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