Singer confirms involvement

Legendary pop crooner Andy Williams has confirmed that he will play a set at next year's Glastonbury festival.

Andy Williams is a graduate of the old school. Having made his name in American nightclubs during the 1940s the singer's jazz tinged vocals lent themselves to massive pop hits throughout the 50s and 60s.

Hosting his own variety show on American TV the singer's career then tailed off until an unlikely revival. Andy Williams' song 'Music To Watch Girls By' was used in a prominent advert in 1999, becoming a massive chart hit.

Originally released in 1967 the song breached the UK Top Ten singles chart second time round. Andy Williams became a star all over again, with his tours selling out on a regular basis.

Last year the singer played the Royal Albert Hall in London, with fans thrilling to his old school stage craft and easy going manner. Andy Williams could now be set to play Glastonbury after confirming his involvement.

The singer was onstage at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Saturday (October 10th) when he revealed his involvement to fans, reports The Guardian.

The crowd responded with a huge cheer. BBC Radio 4's John Wilson said: "I had asked him if he had any plans to play any more gigs, and he said he had been asked to play at the festival."

Glastonbury is set to take place between June 25th - 27th next year. The event recently opened sales of early bird tickets, with fans rushing to claim their weekend passes after the success of this summer's event.

Tickets have sold out, though a limited number of cancelled tickets are due to go on sale today (October 12th).

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