The Who are planning to close the Glastonbury music festival with a bang this year.
Over the weekend British newspaper The Sun reported that the legendary rock band would be the headliners on the last day of the event, and that has now been confirmed.
Frontman Roger Daltrey can’t wait to take to the stage, joking that even if it rains they will manage to have fun.
“It’s great to be ending this part of a 50-year career at the most prestigious and respected music festival in the world,” he said in a statement.
“We’ll do our best to close this year’s event with a bang, unless of course the fireworks get wet!”
The group are seemingly planning a greatest hits set, revealing they will offer fans an “amazing journey” through their career – which began in 1964. Some of the band’s biggest hits include My Generation, Magic Bus and Won’t Get Fooled Again, with Pete Townshend the other original member.
Also on the Glastonbury bill this year are Foo Fighters, who are headlining on Friday June 26, and Kanye West, who will be doing the honours on the Saturday.
Paul Weller has been confirmed as The Whos warm-up act.
The confirmation comes following weeks of speculation about who would close this year’s festival. Organiser Michael Eavis led many to think Oasis might be reuniting when he said two bands were “sort of joining” to mark the occasion, but his daughter Emily was quick to clear things up.
“Don’t get confused by the two bands together story! We are announcing one band as headliner but a great penultimate too,” she said.
Also on stage this year will be Patti Smith, Pharrell Williams and Florence + the Machine.
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