Kasabian close Glastonbury festival

Kasabian performed a stellar headlining set as Glastonbury festival came to a close last night (29.06.14)


This article is from 2014.

Kasabian's Tom and Serge

Kasabian's Tom Meighan and Serge Pizzorno

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."

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

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Thu 22 Jun

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Fri 23 Jun

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…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

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Sat 15 Apr


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Thu 13 Apr

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