Kasabian close Glastonbury festival
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 June 2014
This article is from 2014.
Kasabian performed a stellar headlining set as Glastonbury festival came to a close last night (29.06.14)
Kasabian closed Glastonbury festival with a bang on Sunday night (29.06.14).
The rockers brought the festival held at Worthy Farm in Somerset, South West England, to an epic crescendo with a fast-paced set bursting with classic tunes including 'Underdog', 'Fire' and 'Empire'.
The Leicester band began with 'Bumblebee' from their new album '48:13', while a series of random words including 'Voucher', 'Canister' and 'Dhalsim' were displayed on a pink screen behind them.
Frontman Tom Meighan, clad in a white tuxedo and bow tie, addressed the crowd by shouting, "Hello Glastonbury, how are you!"
The band launched into fan favourites like 'Shoot The Runner', which featured a sample of Kanye West's 'Black Skinhead' and 'Processed Beats', interspersed with new album songs including 'Stevie'.
At one point, guitarist Serge Pizzorno performed a bluesy cover of Gnarls Barkley's 'Crazy' with just a guitar and a trumpet, while Tom left the stage for a break.
The 50,000-strong crowd were treated to a surprise appearance from 'Mighty Boosh' joker Noel Fielding during 'Vlad The Impaler'.
Dressed in a turban with blood streaked across his face, Noel bounded across the stage in a cape as Tom chanted "Bobby Womack see you on the other side", a tribute to the legendary soul singer who passed away on Friday (27.06.14).
Kasabian finished their stellar set with a cover of Fatboy Slim's 'Praise You' and 'L.S.F'.
A visibly emotional Tom said: "Ten years ago we opened The Other Stage - we'd been up all night of course. Seriously, thank you for this."