Brighton Festival ‘Together The People’ have secured a UK-festival exclusive Brian Wilson performance of the classic 1966 Beach Boys album ‘Pet Sounds’ for their 2016 event in September.
Wilson will be joined by his former band mate Al Jardine at the event, where he’ll play ‘Pet Sounds’ from start to finish, alongside a number of other hit tracks from both his solo career and his time fronting the Beach Boys.
The late-summer festival takes place on September the 3rd and 4th in Preston Park, Brighton, and will also feature The Horrors, Turin Brakes, Hiatus Kaiyote, Gaz Coombes, Natty and Songhoy Blues.
The festival markets itself as family-friendly, and will also include a special kid’s line-up. It’s open to all ages, and as well as music, will feature a cinema stage, debate, poetry and spoken word.
Tickets are currently temporarily available at an early-bird rate, as follows: £95 for adults (16+), £50 for Children (11-15), £25 for kids (3-10) and free for under 3s.
Wilson announced an early-summer ‘Pet Sounds’ tour early this year in place of previous cancelled dates, and as a celebration of the album’s 50th anniversary. He said at the time:
“It’s really been a trip to sit here and think about releasing Pet Sounds 50 years ago. I love performing this album with my band and look forward to playing it for fans all across the world.”
The stand-alone dates take place in May and June, as follows:
Bristol Colston Hall (May 15)
Birmingham Symphony Hall (17)
Cardiff St Davids Hall (18)
The London Palladium (20, 21)
Manchester O2 Apollo (24)
Edinburgh Usher Hall (26)
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (27)
Gateshead Sage (29)
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (31)
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (June 1)
Wilson also recently announced his memoir, to be titled ‘I Am Brian Wilson’. It’s expected to be released in October.