Roger Daltrey promises to "close this year's event with a bang"

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The Who have been officially announced as the final headliner for this year’s Glastonbury festival.

Meanwhile, Paul Weller will play in the penultimate Sunday night slot on the Pyramid Stage.

The Who released a statement this morning [May 6, 2015] confirming reports that had appeared over the weekend [May 2, 2015] in a British tabloid that they were playing the festival.

Roger Daltrey said, “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 get!”

Pete Townshend speaks candidly about the future of The Who, retirement and turning 70 in the new Uncut: in shops now and available online

Uncut, June 2015 issue

Uncut, June 2015 issue

The band will play their Hyde Park gig at the British Summer Time festival on Friday, May 26.

They will then close Glastonbury on Sunday, May 28. The band are currently scheduled to play a show in Paris that night, although the date will presumably be rescheduled.

The Who last played Glastonbury in 2007.

Other acts confirmed for this year’s Glastonbury festival include Patti Smith, Alabama Shakes, Mavis Staples, Suede and Motörhead will play, as well as Pharrell Williams, the Mothership Returns – which will feature George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic and the Family Stone – Father John Misty, Sharon Van Etten, Courtney Barnett, Flying Lotus, Spiritualized, Super Furry Animals, Ryan Adams and more.

Uncut’s exclusive interview with Pete Townshend is on the cover of the new Uncut. It’s in shops now or you can buy online by clicking here