Kasabian announce V Festival warm-up show

The band will play Edinburgh Corn Exchange on August 20

Kasabian have confirmed details of a warm-up show ahead of this year’s V Festival.

V Festival takes place at Weston Park, Staffordshire and Hylands Park, Essex on August 22 and 23, with the band set to be joined on the bill by the likes of Mark Ronson, Calvin Harris, Sam Smith, Stereophonics, Chvrches, Ellie Goulding, George Ezra, The Kooks and James Bay.

Ahead of their festival headline slot, the band will play Edinburgh Corn Exchange on August 20. Tickets go on sale here this Thursday (July 23).

Kasabian recently headlined T in the Park in Strathallan Castle, Scotland. It was the third time in five years the Leicester band have headlined the festival.

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The band’s Serge Pizzorno also recently shared his views on Kanye West’s Glastonbury headline set with NME.

The guitarist, who headlined Worthy Farm with his band in 2014, had performed at Rock Werchter festival in Belgium before watching footage of the rapper’s Glastonbury appearance.

“We got home and I put it on and for the first 20 minutes I thought was incredible,” Pizzorno told NME. “I was really excited, you know, and then I just lost interest by the end, you know, which is a real shame”.

The Leicester-based musician cited a lack of preparation as a possible reason for West’s seemingly lacklustre performance.

He said: “You know what it’s like with Glastonbury; it’s the opportunity to kind of right some wrongs, you know, prove people wrong, you know, prove yourself. Not that he has to, but it would’ve been nice if he’d maybe thought about it a bit more, you know?

“But it was funny seeing him on that cherry picker, like, hanging on for dear life and I thought ‘There’s no way he’s rehearsed that’. You know what I mean?”

“It was quite funny seeing him get out of the harness for that 20 minutes, but, Kanye’s Kanye, you know, I don’t think he cares,” he added.