Lionel Richie's Glastonbury Festival Performance Set for Worldwide Cinema Release: Exclusive

Alan Silfen 
Lionel Richie

One-night event on Nov. 19 presented by Fathom Events and Meteor 17

Lionel Richie’s indelible 2015 performance at the renowned Glastonbury Festival will be the focus of a one-night global theatrical release.

Lionel Richie at Glastonbury will premiere in cinemas worldwide on Nov. 19. Presented by Fathom Events and Meteor 17, the screenings will be prefaced by an exclusive introduction and personal reflections from Richie about a career journey that began in Tuskegee, Alabama and ultimately brought him to Glastonbury.

“I’m so excited for the opportunity to share the 2015 Glastonbury Festival performance with fans across the globe,” said Richie in a release announcing the event. “I’m honored to have played on such an iconic stage and the fans’ energy that day truly made this show a memorable moment in my career."

Filmed June 28, 2015, Lionel Richie at Glastonbury showcases the Grammy Award-winning legend performing on the U.K. festival’s main Pyramid stage for nearly 200,000 fans—the biggest audience at the event that year. The set featured classics from Richie’s hit-filled repertoire such as “Dancing on the Ceiling, “All Night Long,” “We Are the World, “Easy” and Three Times a Lady.” With his performance during the festival’s prestigious Sunday teatime slot—always reserved for music legends—Richie joined a circle of previous teatime performers that includes Dolly Parton, Barry Gibb, Leonard Cohen and James Brown.

“Lionel Richie’s 2015 Glastonbury performance was a special moment in music history,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “We’re thrilled to strengthen our lineup of top music programming by bringing this performance to local movie theaters across the globe.”

Tickets for the U.S. screenings of Lionel Richie at Glastonbury—produced by Meteor 17 chief Spencer Proffer—will go on sale beginning Friday, Oct. 18 at FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices. A complete list of U.S. theater locations can also be found on the website. International theater locations and ticket sale dates will be announced soon.


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