August 22, 2007 12:00

Stephen Malkmus: 'You need viagra to get through the V Festival line-up'

Plus he wants 'a slanging match' with Kasabian

Stephen Malkmus: 'You need viagra to get through the V Festival line-up'
Stephen Malkmus, of indie legends Pavement, has torn into V Festival and Kasabian.

The singer and guitarist attacked the line-up of the bash the weekend's bash (August 18, 19), singling out the Leicester band in particular.

The indie rocker declared, "You need viagra to get through that roster of bands" playing at the sites in Stafford and Essex.

Malkmus then moved on to Kasabian, declaring it was war between him and them, stating: "I wanna induce an old school style NME slanging match!"

However there was one band playing V Festival he did except from his attack, explaining he was a fan of and "fully endorsed" The Cribs.

The singer made the comments while playing the main stage of the Green Man festival on Sunday night (August 19) with his band Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks.

The festival also saw performances from Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys, Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, The Broken Family Band and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, who finished his headlining set on the Saturday (August 18) with a storming version of the band's rock classic 'Whole Lotta Love'.

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