Kaiser Chiefs open Glastonbury with surprise set

'I Predict A Riot' rockers Kaiser Chiefs surprised fans by opening the Other Stage at Glastonbury Festival today (27.06.14) before they will return to headline the John Peel Stage tonight


This article is from 2014.

Ricky Wilson

Ricky Wilson

Kaiser Chiefs surprised fans at Glastonbury Festival by opening the Other Stage today (27.06.14).

The 'Ruby' rockers took to the stage at 11am this morning to entertain the crowd with an exciting set, as front man Ricky Wilson pushed up against the barrier and got close to the punters.

'The Voice' judge encouraged the fans to "sing along", even if they weren't familiar with the tunes, launching into 'Every Day I Love You Less and Less' from the group's debut album 'Employment'.

He said: "Glastonbury, sing along if you know the words. If you don't, sing along anyway."

They even brought a change in weather as they took to the stage, with the rain stopped for the first time all morning.

He joked: "Look at what the weather's doing. Are we going to stick two fingers up at the sky?"

The group's weekend at the iconic Worthy Farm festival isn't done, though, as they'll be headlining the John Peel Stage later tonight.

Meanwhile, two fans have died at the annual event since the gates opened.

Earlier today, a 26-year-old man died from a suspected adverse reaction to illegal drug ketamine, while a 67-year-old woman died in her sleep from what police believe to be natural causes on Wednesday (25.06.14).

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

Kaiser Chiefs

The multi-million selling rock and post-punk quintet.

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool

Fri 19 May

£30 / 0151 523 2600

Bedford Park

Sat 5 Aug


Market Rasen Racecourse

Sat 19 Aug

£38 / 01673 843434

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