Kasabian: ‘We’re built to headline festivals’

Serge Pizzorno says his band are disappointed not to be able to headline Glastonbury this summer

vKasabian mainman Serge Pizzorno has said he believes his band are “built” to headline festivals.

The guitarist, who was speaking to BBC 6Music, said that his band combine the best bits of rock and dance music, which is perfect for a festival headline set.

He said: “There’s a real dance side to what we do and we can create this euphoric feeling amongst lots of people because there’s choruses that people can sing, but there’s also this electronic swell that you only really get with people like the Chemical Brothers or The Prodigy“.

Asked if the band would be up for headlining any of the festivals, Pizzorno replied: “Yeah, definitely. There’s nothing better than 60,000 people all together and all having a great time watching a band that they like. You get this huge energy, you feed off each other and I think that we’re built for that in a way. We’ve got Tom who’s a frontman in the real sense of the word. He demands it so we’d definitely be up for that if anyone wants us.”

The guitarist added that he was disappointed that the band wouldn’t get to top the bill at Glastonbury this summer as they feel like they have had a lot of special moments at the event.

Asked which festivals he would most like to headline, Pizzorno replied: ‘I suppose Glastonbury. I don’t think it’s on next year which is a shame but there’s always something quite special about that place. We’ve had a lot of huge moments along the way. When we played ‘Fire’ there in 2009 and then the first time we played it we were first on and it was packed. It’s always shown us that people are liking what we are doing and are listening.”

Kasabian released their fourth studio album ‘Velociraptor!’ earlier this year, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch a video interview with the band talking about the album’s creation.

To read a new interview with Kasabian‘s Tom Meighan, pick up this week’s issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands and available digitally now.