The Who at Glastonbury 2015 review: Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend deliver the Sunday night goods

The remaining members of the Who earned their place in the Glastonbury Greats pantheon

Oscar Quine
Friday 03 July 2015 17:28
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend perform at Glastonbury 2015
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend perform at Glastonbury 2015

If Saturday night was all about American hiphop's top brass, Sunday at Glastonbury delivered a distinct British flavour courtesy of The Who. Roger Daltrey was quick to make light of Kanye's antics the previous night, reminding everyone that Elvis Presley was still the world' biggest superstar - despite what Mr West may have claimed.

Closing Glastonbury 2015, Pete Townshend took to the stage alongside Roger Daltrey in full arm-swinging glory, brandishing his guitar with intent. He more than delivered with a two-hour set of vintage rock at its best that pleased a crowd made up of almost as many teen faces as those belonging to the over-40s.

The weather was on side for the last, and arguably most important, slot of the weekend. As the sun began its last descent over Worthy Farm, Daltrey and Townshend launched into a set of tracks made to get people singing along. With many here having missed out on more than a few hours sleep, "Pinball Wizard" and "Who's Next" gave weary revellers one last excuse to let loose. "My Generation" was never going to be anything but a weekend highlight and on tonight's performance, The Who earned themselves a place in the pantheon of big-hitting Glastonbury greats.

Those who complained that Kanye wasn't a fitting festival headliner needed look no further than tonight's bill. Dedicating "Pictures of Lily" to Paul Weller, who played an earlier set, Daltrey stamped Glastonbury 2015 with a proud watermark that read 'British rock'. While 15-minute guitar solos can often come across as self-indulgent, tonight they made for a celebration enjoyed as much by the crowd as the band.

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