Kasabian lift the lid on their ‘incredible’ Glastonbury stage design

Band working with artist Aitor Throup ahead of festival headline set

Serge Pizzorno has lifted the lid on Kasabian’s plans for their stage at Glastonbury next month (June).

Pizzorno speaks to NME as part of a feature on Aitor Throup, the artist behind the fluorescent pink artwork for Kasabian’s new album ’48:13′, in this week’s new issue, on newsstands now and available digitally.

Speaking about his work with Throup, which will include the Glasonbury stage design, Pizzorno says: “Having the colour pink was such a move for us – people wouldn’t expect it – and our collaboration with Aitor for Glastonbury is incredible.”


He continues: “We’re working with set and lighting designers and so on, but we’ve also got input from Aitor, and that comes from another world. It’s really exciting. We did a show at Hard Rock Calling last year, which we felt was fresh and new, so we’re building on that.”

Throup also talks about his thinking behind the artwork and what draws him to working with the band. “I’m obsessed by justifying things; everything has to have a reason. Kasabian just inherently get what I do.

On the subject of the ’48:13′ artwork, he adds: “It’s a subversive colour. It’s really pink, which says, ‘We’ve got something to say and we’re not bothered by your reaction’. It was the same with the punks, who used colours in a similar way.”

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