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The Who are reportedly confirmed as the final headliner for this year’s Glastonbury festival.

According to a story in The Sun today [May 2, 2015], the band will close this year’s festival and that they will be joined on the line-up by either Noel Gallagher or Paul Weller, who will perform in the slot directly before them.

A “festival insider” is reported to have told the newspaper that: “The Who booking has been kept quiet because the band are also playing a Hyde Park gig for the British Summer Time festival so the announcement will be made in a few weeks. The band are still one of the best live groups and are currently on their 50th-anniversary tour, so it’s bound to be an amazing show.”

“There’ll also be support from an artist like Paul Weller or Noel Gallagher. It will be a dream night for rock fans.”

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

Neither The Who nor Glastonbury have officially commented on the report. The original story correctly asserts that The Who are booked to play a gig in Paris on the Sunday night of the Glastonbury weekend [June 28] but that they will look to rearrange that show.

Acts confirmed for this year’s 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