The Who are to headline one of the nights at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, it has been revealed today.
The legendary rockers were confirmed by Eavis today, after Townsend leaked the news to London radio station XFM. “It’s not 100 per cent sorted, but if he’s telling people he’s playing then we have to,” Eavis told BBC News.
However, Eavis added the Who were not the ‘biggest band in the world’ he had referred to in a recent interview about headlining the festival, with U2 being discounted today. Eavis claimed the band in question, who would only be announced after tickets had sold out in April, was “a modern band” who had contacted the festival organizers following the news Kylie was too busy to play this year.
Eavis also revealed that Arctic Monkeys and Canadian rock sensations Arcade Fire would join the bill, alongside Bjork and Madness, both who had previously been confirmed.
“The mood is fantastic,” Mr Eavis added to BBC News. “The whole country is excited.”
Tickets go on sale on 1 April following a pre-registration period in February.