Kasabian plan ‘loudest ever show’


Kasabian say they’re planning on being louder than everyone else when they take on the main stage on Saturday at Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Swindon.

The band are part of a line up which includes Calvin Harris, Dizzee Rascal and The Script.
Serge Pizzorno from the band said their sound was going to be “high energy rock ‘n’ roll”.
He added: “I think the bill needs a bit of dirt.”

Singer Tom Meighan described it as: “Like fireworks at Alton Towers, it’s gonna go everywhere.”
It’s the first time the band have played Swindon, but they’ll be back again soon as the town also happens to be on their summer tour.

But the boys say the fact that Big Weekend is free is a real bonus in the credit crunch times.
Tom said: “With the time of the recession and stuff it’s a good time. Giving music to the people.”
Serge added: “Seeing music for free – that’s wonderful.”

The boys are playing alongside headliners Snow Patrol and frontman Gary Lightbody admitted that the responsibility was a bit daunting.

He said: “It’s always more nerve-wracking than doing anywhere else on the bill.
“We’ve only just recently in the last two years headlined festivals. We’re pretty new at it, so it’s a bit of a big responsibility. Once you get on stage you don’t think about it any more.”



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