The Who to play London’s Hyde Park as part of British Summer Time Festival

Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs and Johnny Marr will support on June 26 date

The Who will perform at London’s Hyde Park in June next year.

The band will perform at the central London location as part of net year’s British Summer Time festival with the hedline set due to be the final performance of The Who’s ‘Who Hits 50’ UK tour. Tickets are on general sale at 9am on Thursday (November 20).

Support on the day will come from Paul Weller (pictured right), Kaiser Chiefs and Johnny Marr with more names set to be added to the bill in the coming months. June 26 will mark the fourth time that The Who have performed at Hyde Park in their five-decade career, three times as headliners and once during Live 8 in 2005.

Speaking about the gig, guitarist Pete Townshend said: “It’s a good gig. You draw from all over the country but a London crowd is always a good crowd. It’s a Royal Park so thank you your majesty, you can’t play it without her permission”

The Who are the second headliner announced for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2015, with Taylor Swift set to play the festival one day later on June 27.

Later this year The Who will embark on their 50th anniversary tour. The nine-date tour will encompass songs dating back to the band’s early years when they were known as The High Numbers and has been described as “the beginning of the end” for the band. Starting at the end of this month, it features hits and songs which guitarist Pete Townshend described as “hits, picks, mixes and misses”.

Meanwhile, The Who recently launched their ‘Who 50’ career retrospective with an all-star live performance in London, which included Liam Gallagher taking to the stage to perform ‘My Generation’.

The Who will play:

Glasgow SSE Hydro (November 30)
Leeds First Direct Arena (December 2)
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (5)
Birmingham NIA (7)
Newcastle Metro Arena (9)
Liverpool Echo Arena (11)
Manchester Phones 4u Arena (13)
Cardiff Motorpoint (15)
London O2 (17)
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