Band to perform at Polish festival in July
Kasabian have been announced as the first headliners for Open’er Festival 2015.
The festival, now in its 12th year, takes place between July 1-4, at Gdynia’s Babie Doly Military Airport. In the past, it has seen performances from Pearl Jam, Faith No More, Jack White, Blur, and Arctic Monkeys, among others.
The festival applauded Kasabian’s achievement of “hugely successful album after hugely successful album” and called them “one of the biggest rock bands in the UK”.
St Vincent, Alt-J, and Radiohead‘s Jonny Greenwood were also announced as part of the Open’er Festival 2015 line-up last week. This Summer, Black Keys said Open’er had “ten times the energy” of Glastonbury after headlining the Polish event, a sentiment echoed by Alana Haim, who told the Open’er crowd: “We’ve been on tour for two years and this is the craziest crowd I’ve ever seen.”
Early Bird Tickets are available from the Open’er Festival website until January 15, with a four-day ticket with camping costing £99.
Earlier this month, Kasabian revealed that the next step for the band is to play Wembley and Murrayfield. Speaking to NME, Kasabian guitarist Serge Pizzorno said the band weren’t interested in stadium gigs because “In a stadium, half the people aren’t really in the mix because they’re sitting down. He later added: “I was talking shit earlier – we are ready for Wembley. In fact, that’s the next step: Wembley and Murrayfield, and then beyond. It’s stadium time. It has to be.”
Kasabian are nominated in eight categories at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas, including Best Band, Best Live Band and Best Album. Visit our awards page to cast your vote on who you want to win. You can also buy tickets for the awards ceremony which takes place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 18 February.