Melanie (Melanie Safka) was a mainstay of the late 60s and early 70s festival circuit. In addition to Celebration of Life, she appeared at Woodstock and was the only artist to actually perform at the ill-fated Powder Ridge festival. Melanie traveled to Louisiana in June 1971 directly from her appearance in honor of the summer solstice at the Glastonbury Fayre (now the Glastonbury Festival). Although her most notable hit "Brand New Key" wouldn't be commercially released until later in 1971, many attendees at Celebration of Life recall her performing the iconic song at the festival.