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I love festivals... as long as I am on stage - Brian

HE is one of our best known singers and is looking forward to the festival circuit this summer. However, ex- Voice of Ireland judge Brian Kennedy says that he prefers being on stage, because he doesn't like slumming it.

Brian is looking forward to his upcoming performance at the Edinburgh Festival, but doesn't enjoy the camping element of the festival scene.

"I've played it once before and I absolutely love it. I was there last year just hanging out. I'm not a very good audience member, I prefer being on stage or in a very posh tent," Brian told the Diary. "You get to that age where a tent just isn't going to do it," he added.

Brian is heading down-under in September where he will spend the whole month touring across the country.

And he also has some TV projects in the pipeline.

"I have some interesting TV things coming up in Ireland and Australia so it is a busy time," he said.