Kasabian bring V Festival in Chelmsford to a close

Tom Meighan and Serge Pizzorno headline Chelmsford leg of the festival

Kasabian closed the final night (August 22) of the 2010 V Festival, headlining the V Stage in Chelmsford.

As the band told NME, the show served as the send off party for their third album ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’.

As with the previous evening, the band showed off their musical magpie instincts with Sergio Pizzorno including lyrics from The Kinks‘You Really Got Me’ in ‘Processed Beats’, while Salt N Pepa‘s ‘Push It’ augmented ‘Julie And The Mothman’, and disco classic ‘I Feel Love’ was threaded into ‘Stuntman’.

Leaving the stage after the latter, the band returned to kick off their encore with ‘Fire’, as Meighan declared: “This is why you came!”

Following ‘Vlad The Impaler’, the band rounded off the show with their traditional set closer ‘LSF’.

Chelmsford, I don’t know what to say,” Meighan told the crowd. “We started this band in 1997 when we were babies, look at us now and it’s all thanks to you!”

Kasabian played:

‘Shoot The Runner’
‘Where Did All The Love Go?’
‘Processed Beats’/’You Really Got Me’
‘Reason Is Treason’
‘Julie And The Mothman’/’Push It’
‘Thick As Thieves’
‘Take Aim’
‘Fast Fuse’
‘The Doberman’
‘Stuntman’/’I Feel Love’
‘Vlad The Impaler’

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