Kasabian: We deserve Glastonbury slot

Kasabian feel they deserve to be given the headline slot at Glastonbury festival next week because they've proved themselves as a band


This article is from 2014.



Kasabian feel they deserve to be given the headline slot at Glastonbury festival.

The 'Eez-eh' band - made up of Serge Pizzorno, Tom Meighan, Chris Edwards and Ian Matthews - insist they're ready to step onto the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm for the performance of a lifetime next week because they've proved themselves as a band.

Asked if the band has earned their headline slot, Serge told NME magazine: "Five records, 10 years. Yeah, we have. They always like to put a British band on, which is incredible. It's a great story. We were first on [the Other Stage] all those years ago.

"For our band, there's so many preconceptions, it's f***ing hilarious. There's so many lazy people that assume we're a certain way."

The band, who have released their fifth studio album '48:13', will perform alongside fellow headliners Metallica and Arcade Fire and aim to change some people's perceptions.

Serge, 33, added: "That evening, people will just be like, 'Wow, I didn't realise it was anything like this!' That moshpit at Glastonbury on Sunday night, man. We want it to be visible from outer space."

Meanwhile, the band are also performing a huge homecoming gig in Leicester on Saturday (21.06.14) and Serge admits he can't chose which is more important to the band - Victoria Park or headlining Glastonbury.

He said: "That's a tough question. That's done me! I don't know how to answer that. They mean so much for different reasons. They both have to be amazing, they can't not be."

This article is from 2014.

Glastonbury Festival

The UK's largest music festival returns for its 35th year.

Worthy Farm, Shepton Mallet

Wed 21 Jun

Times & prices vary

Thu 22 Jun

Times & prices vary

Fri 23 Jun

Times & prices vary

…and 2 more dates until 25 Jun


The lairy indie combo have headlined T in the Park and Glastonbury with their tried-and-tested piledriving electro-rock anthems.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 16 Apr

£45 / 01702 351135

Newport Centre

Sat 15 Apr


O2 Academy Birmingham

Thu 13 Apr

£45 / 0121 622 8250

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