The band were announced as the final headliner today, with Paul Weller performing in the slot before them
Music fans have reacted to The Who being announced as the third and final headliner for this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
The band – currently marking their 50th anniversary – were confirmed for the festival earlier on Wednesday (May 6), with Paul Weller also booked to perform in the slot directly before them. The two acts will close the Pyramid Stage on Sunday (June 28).
The response from fans to the announcement has been mixed thus far. Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote, “It is as it should be. The Who are a ‘proper’ British rock band. No messin, just Rock’nRoll”. Another punter was not as enthused, writing, “So whoever they actually had pencilled in, must have pulled out.” Some festival-goers were “conflicted” over the matter, with one saying of The Who, “A great band who could well shine, & the timing is obvs apt, but all the bookings seem v ‘safe pair of hands’ this year.”
See a collection of responses from NME readers below.
Speculation about the third headline act for this year’s festival increased in recent weeks, with it already announced that Foo Fighters and Kanye West will headline the Friday and Saturday nights of the festival respectively.
The Who’s Roger Daltrey said of the band’s booking: “It’s great to be ending this part of a 50 year career at the most prestigious and respected music festival in the world. We’ll do our best to close this year’s event with a bang, unless of course the fireworks get wet!”
Glastonbury 2015 will run from June 24-28 at its traditional home of Worthy Farm, Somerset. Other acts set to perform include Florence + The Machine, Jamie T, Alt-J, Patti Smith, Super Furry Animals, Jungle, Suede, The Vaccines, The Maccabees, Run The Jewels, Future Islands, Belle & Sebastian,Hot Chip, FKA Twigs, Caribou, Catfish and the Bottlemen and more.