Organised by the international conductor Charles Hazlewood, the two-day festival will take place on Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, on 30 June and 1 July 2012
Will Gregory from Goldfrapp and Adrian Utley from Portishead, which have been collaborating with Hazlewood for many years, featuring the Charles Hazlewood's All Stars group, will play Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and Bizet's opera Carmen.
Another performance not to be missed wiil be the re-creation of prog-rock classic Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells, the 1973 debut album of the English musician, performed by the world's largest-ever electric guitar group, and still including Gregory and Utley.
Among the other performances, the Scrapheap Orchestra and The British Paraorchestra, a Hazlewood's project which consists in a Orchestra, whose core is formed by disabled musicians such as Clarence Adoo who played trumpet with Courtney Pine and now is paralysed from the shoulders down because of a car accident, or Lyn Levett, who has cerebral palsy. They both can play music brilliantly, Adoo by using a specially designed blow tube as a computer mouse on her laptop, Levett through her iPad yet making the "most dizzyingly brilliant electronic music", says Hazlewood. The Glastonbury's performance will be their first large-scale gig.
The venue is in the centre of the ancient market town of Glastonbury.
For more informations about the programme visit the 'Orchestra in a field' web site www.orchestrainafield.com