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Kasabian's headline hopes for Glasto

Serge Pizzorno says they'd love to headline the festival in 2013

  • 14/11/2011
  • Georgie Rogers & Sinead Garvan
Serge from Kasabian at BBC 6 Music

Kasabian kick off their tour in Berlin tonight (14 November) in support of their fourth album Velociraptor!.

They will return to the UK for their arena gigs on November 28th.

The album was released in September to critical acclaim, topping the UK album chart.

They are one of the bigger bands poised to headline some festivals next summer so we asked if that is something they hope to do.

"Yeah, definitely," replied Serge. "There's nothing better than 50 - 60,000 people all together and all having a great time watching a band that they like.

"You get this huge energy, you feed off each other and I think that we're built for that in a way. We've got Tom who's a frontman in the real sense of the word. He demands it so we'd definitely be up for that if anyone wants us."

When asked if there are any in particular, he said: "I suppose Glastonbury. I don't think it's on next year which is a shame but there's always something quite special about that place.

"We've had a lot of huge moments along the way. When we played Fire there in 2009 and then the first time we played it we were first on and it was packed. It's always shown us that people are liking what we are doing and are listening."

Glastonbury is slated to return in 2013 after a fallow year.

Meanwhile, the Leicester lads have also signed up to headline the O2 Arena in London for New Year's Eve with Chase & Status as their support act.

Serge Pizzorno told Sinead Garvan what we can expect from their live shows:

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