The Who will play London’s Hyde Park for the fourth and possibly final time next year.
The Who return to Hyde Park
Fourth time could be their last as British Summer Time headline slot is confirmed as final stop on 50th anniversary tour
Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey have previously appeared three times in their own right, and once as part of the Live 8 charity show.
Now they’ve been confirmed as headliners at next year’s British Summer Time festival. They’ll appear on Friday, June 26, with special guests Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs and Johnny Marr, with more to be announced.
Singer Daltrey says: “Hyde Park is always a good gig. It has nice grass, beautiful trees. I’ve got memories of doing it with a patch on my eye, holding my eye in. That was a nightmare – we had a quarter of a million people coming and I had a fractured cheekbone. How we ever did that show…”
Guitarist Townshend adds of their royal park show: “It’s a London crowd. You draw from all over the country, but a London crowd is a good crowd. So thank you, Your Majesty.”
UK tour dates
Nov 30: Glasgow SSE Hydro
Dec 02: Leeds First Direct Arena
Dec 05: Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Dec 07: Birmingham NIA
Dec 09: Newcastle Metro
Dec 11: Liverpool Echo Arena
Dec 13: Manchester Phones 4U Arena
Dec 15: Cardiff Motorpoint
Dec 17: London O2 Arena