Kasabian: ‘We want to headline Glastonbury’

Band also declare their intentions to play Leicester City football stadium

Kasabian have said they want to headline Glastonbury and are keen to get back on the bill when the festival returns in 2013.

Guitarist Serge Pizzorno admitted topping the three-day Somerset bash is something the band are determined to do before their career comes to a close.

“One thing I really want to do before all this ends is to headline Glastonbury, as we’ve always had an incredible time playing there,” he told the Daily Star. “The one thing you need to pull off a good Glastonbury headline show is fucking good tunes and we’ve got enough of them to do that.”

Singer Tom Meighan added: “All we need is a phone call from Michael Eavis and we’ll be there for 2013.” The band, who have previously warmed up twice before the headliners at Glastonbury, also expressed their desire to play Wembley Stadium. “It would really be something if we could play Wembley Stadium,” Pizzorno said. “To be big enough to headline there? Magnificent. Who knows what’ll happen next year.”

In the meantime they’re working on plans to perform at their own football team Leicester City’s stadium.

Meighan added: “It would be incredible to have a homecoming at City’s ground, as the biggest venue in Leicester only holds 2,000 people, which is frustrating.”

The band’s new album ‘Velociraptor!’ has shot straight to the top of the Official Albums Chart this week.