The Who for Glastonbury 2007?

Well, Pete Townshend wants to play...

The Who’s guitarist Pete Townshend has hinted strongly that the band will be performing at Glastonbury 2007.

The legendary outfit have just begun their first ever world tour – and Townshend has admitted that it’s their wish to end it next year when the bash returns to Worthy Farm after a year’s break.

The Who’s tour started at Leeds University on June 17, the group returning to a venue where they recorded their legendary live album ‘Live At Leeds’ back in 1970.

Townshend said in a posting on his official website just before that show: “Tonight is the first show after an exhausting rehearsal schedule, and kicks off a tour that will last slightly over a year if I get my wish to end it next year at Glastonbury. Now that will be the show to watch. We should be warmed up by then.”

The Who have long been tipped to play Glastonbury before. If Townshend’s dream does come true, they are likely to join Kylie Minogue as a headliner at next year’s bash. She pulled out after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, but organiser Michael Eavis has already said and agreement is in place for her to perform next year.