The Who are headlining a vintage transport festival so Roger Daltrey can drive a train

It’s a “dream come true” for the front man.


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No, you don’t need a stronger pair of glasses, The Who are headlining a vintage transport festival just so frontman Roger Daltrey can drive a train.

In a bizarre deal with a train owner, the legendary rock band will play a one-off gig before Daltrey takes the wheel of a steam train.

The steam festival is taking place at Fawley Hill country estate in Buckinghamshire, England, and has a mile-long track as well as a Victorian station. The event is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and boasts a range of vintage transport from camels to the famous steam train.

“Roger is a massive model railways fan,” says a source close to the band. “When he heard they were looking for a headliner for their vintage transport rally, he offered up the band’s services — but with a special request.

“So he’ll be behind the wheel of the steam train at some point over the weekend which really will be a dream come true.”

This is not the first time Daltrey has shared his admiration for trains, as he is a keen model railway enthusiast and has proudly built a model railway at his home in East Sussex, England.

The Who has just finished up a North American tour entitled The Who Hits Back which started in Florida and finished in Nevada.

Apart from the Vintage Transport Festival there are no current plans to play anymore UK shows, but there appear to be some European shows scheduled for this summer.

To get your tickets to the National Transport Trust Vintage Transport Festival at Fawley Hill from the 27 to 29 May, you can visit FawleyHill.com.

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