SCOTTISH rock band Texas are coming to Somerset to headline the Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza in August 2023.

The Lightning Seeds and Wells City Band have also been announced as performers at the popular concert, organised by Glastonbury Festival

The Extravaganza will be held on Saturday, August 5, with tickets on sale now.

A Glastonbury Festival spokesperson said: “The Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza concert will return on Saturday, August 5, 2023, with a headline performance from Texas.

“Also performing in the Abbey’s historic surroundings will be Lightning Seeds, plus special guest Wells City Band.

“The event will conclude with the traditional fireworks finale.”

Tickets are available to buy online from the Glastonbury Abbey website, costing £45 for adults and £25 for children aged up to 16. Unsold tickets will cost £50/£35 on the gate.

Texas were founded in Glasgow in 1987 by singer Sharleen Spiteri and bassist Johnny McElhone. They have released 10 studio albums.

The Lightning Seeds, best known for ‘Three Lions’, ‘Pure’ and ‘The Life of Riley’, released See You in the Stars in October - their first new album since 2009.

The Extravaganza has been held in the grounds of the abbey ruins since 1996 as a ‘thank you’ to people living near the Worthy Farm festival site.

Last year's concert was headlined by Paloma Faith and featured performances from Seasick Steve and Black Dyke Band.

The year before, there were performances from Van Morrison, Tanita Tikaram, The Staves and the Glastonbury Male Voice Choir.

The festival organisers also organise the Pilton Party fundraising gig for villagers, workers and local people at Worthy Farm.

Last week, it was confirmed that Elton John will headline the Pyramid Stage on Sunday at Glastonbury 2023. 

The ‘Rocket Man’ has never performed at Worthy Farm. His announcement was teased on social media by the festival and BBC Music.

The festival will start on Wednesday, June 21 and runs until Sunday, June 25.