Kasabian are first band to 'play' at Wembley

Guitarist Serge Pizzorno is on target as stadium reopens

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Kasabian

Kasabian were the first band to play at the new Wembley Stadium when it reopened at the weekend (March 17).

However rather than show off their musical skills – Muse are still set to be the first band to play the stadium gig-wise on June 16-17 – bandmembers Serge Pizzorno and Chris Edwards were on the new pitch showing off their football skills.

The band members were among a host of celebrities including radio DJ Chris Evans, former Westlife singer Brian McFadden and cricketer Phil Tufnell, involved in a charity football match.

The game was held as a test event for the new venue and was witnessed by 60,000 fans.

The first goal at the new stadium was scored by former professional Mark Bright, however Pizzorno was also on target telling NME.COM he “bagged one” during the afternoon.

The band are now getting ready for a summer of festival appearances including Isle Of Wight, V Festival and Ireland’s Green Energy.

Read More On This Artist

Kasabian Merchandise
More News
Björk to play first European gig since release of new album at Manchester International Festival
Left-wing writer Owen Jones to support Paloma Faith in London and Brighton
Palma Violets play raucous London show to close NME Awards Tour 2015 with Austin, Texas
Secondary ticket websites promise to become more transparent
The Strokes deny rumours that they will perform at Glastonbury this year
Method Man on Wu-Tang Clan's 'Once Upon A Time In Shaolin': 'Fuck that...
Pharrell Williams: 'I was inspired by Miley Cyrus, not Marvin Gaye, when I wrote...
Major Lazer premiere new track 'Lean On', featuring DJ Snake and MØ - listen
Brandon Flowers, Norah Jones and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino to play at Brian Wilson...
Noel Gallagher mixes new tracks and old favourites at Dublin's 3Arena
Florence + The Machine debut three new songs at intimate London show
Travis Barker says Tom DeLonge 'doesn't like punk music' and that it 'was a...
SoundCloud claim to have paid $1 million to artists and labels since August
James Murphy shares 'Only The Stars Above Welcome Me Home' from Noah Baumbach film score
Chris Brown’s girlfriend dumps him via Twitter
Madonna calls Kanye West a 'brilliant madman' and 'beautiful mess'
David Gilmour announces first UK and Europe tour for nine years
Animal Collective to record new music later this year
O2 Priority Tickets for Super Furry Animals and Garbage available now
BBC Radio DJ Nihal criticises "all white" Radio 1 and "all black" 1Xtra
Midweek chart update: Noel Gallagher at Number One with new album 'Chasing Yesterday'
San Cisco's Nick Gardner to miss start of band's tour after shooting himself in the foot

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM