Glastonbury 2015: The Who set to close festival earlier than expected

The rockers have brought their set forward half an hour

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Music veterans The Who will close Glastonbury slightly earlier than previously billed this evening.

Pete Townshend and company will appear on the Pyramid Stage at 9.15, half an hour earlier than expected.

The festival announced the change in lineup only four hours ago meaning some are at risk of missing the beginning of their set.

The band, which famously performed at Woodstock in 1969, will follow this year’s other headliners, Florence and the Machine on Friday and Kanye West last night.

Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis today said he was relieved to hear positive reviews of West's show after his daughter Emily received death threats for the booking, but admitted he did not watch the performance himself.

Meanwhile, the Dalai Lama made his first-ever appearance at the diverse festival, where crowds sang happy birthday to the exiled Tibetan leader ahead of his 80th birthday next week.

Lashings of rain overnight and throughout the morning has replaced the warm sunshine, turning the 1,000-acre site to mud.

Other highlights today included Lionel Richie’s hugely engaging performance, Alt J’s Pyramid performance, Paul Weller, FKA Twigs and the Chemical Brothers, whose performance directly clashes with The Who.