The Who’s Roger Daltrey: ‘Weather to blame for Glasto downturn’

Last year's Sunday night headliner also criticises line-up and prices

The Who‘s Roger Daltrey has said that he blames both recent bad weather and the 2008 line-up for the downturn in demand for Glastonbury tickets this year.

Speaking to NME.COM, Daltrey, whose band headlined the last night of the festival last year, said that he wouldn’t consider going to the festival as a punter if the weather mirrored that of the last two festivals.

“I blame the weather and line-up,” he said, speaking of the downturn in the number of Glastonbury ticket registrants this year.

“I take my hat off to those people who were there last year,” he continued. “I wouldn’t have paid money to go and live like that for three days, to suffer like that. It’s such an expensive festival too – SO expensive.”

To read the full interview with Daltrey get the new issue of NME, out tomorrow (April 9).

Meanwhile Daltrey‘s annual Teenage Cancer Trust gigs kick off at the Royal Albert Hall in London on April 9.