Kasabian To Headline Glastonbury 2014
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.04.2014
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NME reports that Kasabian will headline the 2014 Glastonbury festival on Sunday, June 29, joining Arcade Fire (who headline on Friday, June 27). They join 86 other acts. The festival takes place on June 27-29. Kasabian will perform on the Pyramid Stage for the first time. Serge Pizzorno says he can now "die a happy man".
He added: "We knew we were in the running which was amazing. Being in the running is fine but you don't want to be in the race, you want to win it. You want to be on the podium. We got the phone call – I felt relieved because we've always wanted to do it from the first rehearsal, day one of the first rehearsal. We kicked into a tune and sort of went, 'Glastonbury!', a full on shout out."
The Saturday headliner has not been revealed. Disclosure, Lily Allen, Lana Del Rey, Warpaint, Blondie, The Black Keys and Dolly Parton were some of the acts confirmed earlier this year.
The event is current sold out but a resale of tickets that were canceled or refunded will go on sale at the end of April. Ticket and coach packages will be sold on April 24 (starting at 7 PM) and general admission tickets go back on sale on April 27 (at 9 AM). They cost £210 ($348) plus a £5 ($8.30) booking fee. You have to be registered with a photo at Glastonbury.seetickets.com by 5pm on April 21 to get a ticket. For those who have already paid for their ticket with adeposit, the remaining balance of £160 ($265)plus £5 ($8.30) booking fee will be due in the first week of this month.
The Glastonbury 2014 line-up includes Arcade Fire, Special Guests, Kasabian, Dolly Parton, Jack White, Elbow, The Black Keys, Robert Plant, Lily Allen, Lana Del Rey, Skrillex, Pixies, Massive Attack, Disclosure, Paolo Nutini, Manic Street Preachers, MIA, Rudimental, Bryan Ferry, Richie Hawtin, Ed Sheeran, De La Soul, Goldfrapp, London Grammar, MGMT, Jake Bugg, Jurassic 5, Dexys, Above & Beyond, The 1975, Bonobo, Kelis, Blondie, Warpaint, The Wailers, Wilko Johnson, James Blake, Gorgon City, Metronomy, Tinariwen, Chvrches, Little Dragon, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Kodaline, Interpol, Foster the People, Mogwai, Royal Blood, John Grant, Annie Mac, Lil Louis, Daptone Super Soul Revue, John Newman, Chromeo, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Midlake, Angel Haze, Four Tet, ESG, The Sun Ra Arkestra, François Kevorkian, Parquet Courts, Sam Smith, Crystal Fighters, Nitin Sawhney, DJ Pierre, Toumani & Sidiki Diabate, Chance the Rapper, MNEK, Temples, Phosphorescent, Connan Mockasin, Public Service Broadcasting, Courtney Barnett, Wolf Alice, Radiophonic Workshop, Suzanne Vega, Tune-Yards, Eats Everything, Jamie xx, Ms Dynamite, Breach, Chlöe Howl, Jagwar Ma and Danny Brown.