Tom Meighan's Glastonbury high

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 February 2015
Kasabian on Loaded cover

Kasabian in Loaded

Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan says headlining Glastonbury last year gave him a better high than any drug

Tom Meighan says headlining Glastonbury was better than "any drug".

The Kasabian rocker admits topping the bill at the iconic festival last summer was like going "to Mars and back" and he was delighted to prove wrong his critics who said they shouldn't be headliners.

He said: "I felt like I had been to Mars and back. It felt amazing, better than any fucking drug. I remember being just like, 'Arrrrrghhh!'

"Glastonbury was a true moment, I felt a real sense of unity. I mean, the Leicester [homecoming] show on our tour was amazing. Everything fell into place - the crowd were our people. It was real tribal stuff. But Glastonbury was special because everyone sneered at us beforehand. But, I'm sorry, we owned that f***ing gig."

Since the gig, the 'Eez-Eh' rockers think they have garnered more respect, though they still don't worry about their critics.

Tom added to Loaded magazine: "Ah man, we're getting treated with far more respect, definitely with other artists, we've really noticed it.

"A lot more people have jumped on board now. I mean, there's still a lot who f***ing hate us, not that I could give a s**t mind. I'm not interested.

"I don't get down about it. I mean, not everyone likes Cristiano Ronaldo do they?"


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

Custom House Square, Belfast

Mon 20 Aug


Forestry Commission: Thetford Forest & High Lodge Forest Centre, Brandon

Sun 10 Jun


Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sat 24 Mar

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