Pete Townshend has told the media he really wants The Who to perform at this year's festival. Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis has responded to media that he would be delighted to have them. Now, they just need to speak to each other!
The guitarist said to Xfm: “I don’t know if we’re allowed to say. But let me put it this way, I think they want us to do it, and we want to do it. So we shall see. I think it’s about whether or not they’ll give me space to park my tent.”
Shortly afterwards, Eavis told BBC News: “It’s not 100 per cent sorted, but if he’s telling people he’s playing then we have to.“
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, neither were U2, Radiohead or Coldplay. He teased that 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 that Kylie was too busy to appear this year.
Eavis also confirmed that Arctic Monkeys and Canadian rock sensations Arcade Fire would join the bill, alongside Bjork and Madness.
“The mood is fantastic,” he added, “The whole country is excited.”
Glastonbury 2007 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th June (with the gates opening on the Wednesday).
As a new measure to stop touts, all those wanting to buy a ticket for the festival will need to pre-register between Thursday 1st and Wednesday 28th February 2007. You will be able to register both online and by post. Stay posted for full details on this.
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