THE Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza is returning this weekend, with some tickets still available in the run-up to the concert.

The Extravaganza is organised by Glastonbury Festival and has been held in the grounds of the abbey ruins since 1996.

It is held annually as as ‘thank you’ to local people from festival founder Michael Eavis, who was awarded the Freedom of Glastonbury in March.

The Extravanganza celebrated its 25th anniversary last year and featured performances from Van Morrison, The Staves, Tanita Tikaram and the Glastonbury Male Voice Choir.

This year's concert will take place from 4.30pm on Saturday, August 6.

It will be headlined by Paloma Faith, who is currently on her ‘The Age of Optimism’ summer tour.

American blues singer Seasick Steve and 13-time European Brass Band champions Black Dyke will also perform at the abbey. 

When Faith was announced as the headline act, Eavis said: “We’re so pleased to announce that the wonderful Paloma Faith will be headlining the Extravaganza this coming summer on August 6.

“The evening will begin with the famous Black Dyke Brass Band. You may remember their appearance in 2017 which was totally remarkable!”

Seasick Steve - real name Steven Wold - and Black Dyke have appeared several times at Glastonbury Festival, with the brass band appearing on the Pyramid Stage this year.

After he was confirmed as an Extravaganza performer, Seasick Steve said: “I live in the world of going out and rocking. We do our best, every night.

“If someone has taken the trouble to spend their money to come and see us play, then we owe them to deliver. We rock. That’s what we do.”

The event will be brought to a close with a now-traditional fireworks finale. 

There are still some tickets available to purchase for the Extravangaza, costing £40 for adults and £20 for children aged up to 16. 

Any unsold tickets will be made available on the gate and will be priced at £45 for adults and £25 for children. 

There is also a campsite that will open from 10am on Friday, August 5, but camping plots have sold out. 

Campers who managed to secure a plot will be able to bring their own tents, campervans, motorhomes or caravans, or book a pre-erected tent.

The campsite will close at 12pm on Sunday, August 7. It is located near Glastonbury Tor, and a shuttle bus service will be available to take campers to the Extravaganza on Saturday.

There will also be a park & ride service available from the Clarks Village car park in Street from 3.30pm on the day of the concert. 

More information about the Extravaganza can be found on the Glastonbury Abbey website.