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Brian Wilson to play Roskilde gig
Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson recently won his first solo Grammy award
Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson is to perform at this summer's Roskilde festival in Denmark.

The 62-year-old, who recently won his first solo Grammy award, will join a line-up which includes metal band Black Sabbath and Junior Senior.

Some 75,000 tickets were sold for last year's outdoor event, which had 150 acts on the bill including Morrissey.

The festival, which has been an annual fixture since 1971, will take place from 30 June to 3 July.

'Lost' work

The event, which is held in the town of Roskilde near Copenhagen, was inspired by the 1969 Woodstock festival in New York.

Musician Jamie Cullum and US rock band Green Day are also among the acts performing at Roskilde this summer, along with a number of Danish and Nordic performers.

Brian Wilson, who is best known for his work with The Beach Boys, won fame with his Smile album, which was due for release in 1967 but became a "lost" work after he suffered a breakdown.

Wilson went on to complete the album in 2004 and unveil it at a series of concerts.

In December, Wilson was honoured for his music career by the US Recording Academy, and earlier this month won a Grammy for best instrumental performance on Mrs O'Leary's Cow.


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