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Kasabian and Pixies among names to play Glastonbury

Kasabian, Jack White, Pixies and Robert Plant are among the major acts that will play this summer's Glastonbury Festival, organisers have announced.

Elbow, The Black Keys, Bryan Ferry and Massive Attack are among the other newly announced stars for the huge music bash which is being staged over the weekend of June 27 to 29.

The Glastonbury Festival will run over the weekend of June 27 and 29. Credit: Press Association

They join previously announced names such as Arcade Fire, Blondie, Lily Allen and Dolly Parton at the rural Somerset event put together by farmer Michael Eavis and his daughter Emily.

Other draws include Interpol, London Grammar, Wilko Johnson, De La Soul and Goldfrapp, with Jake Bugg, Lana Del Rey and Mercury Prize-winner James Blake also on the bill.

Organisers named many of the acts on a poster placed online today and claim there will be more than 100 stages scattered across the site at Worthy Farm, Pilton.

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Leicester 'incredibly proud' of Kasabian

Leicester City Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby has welcomed today's announcement confirming Kasabian's homecoming gig at the city's Victoria Park in June 2014.

"Leicester is incredibly proud of Kasabian and we are delighted to host this homecoming concert to celebrate these local heroes. There can be no doubt that this will be one of the musical highlights anywhere in the country next summer."

– Sir Peter Soulsby, Leicester City Mayor

Kasabian announce homecoming concert

Leicester rock band, Kasabian, have announced a homecoming concert taking place next summer in Victoria Park.

Serge Pizzorno (left) and Tom Meighan performing Credit: Yui Mok/Press Association Images

It is expected to be their biggest headline show ever, and the band say they are proud to be back on home soil.

The concert will take place on Saturday June 21, and guitarist and song-writer, Serge Pizzorno, said:

"We are hugely honoured to be playing in our home town at such an incredible setting right in the heart of the city."

"It is a happening we have been planning for years. Summer solstice is coming; set the controls for the heart of the sun."

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Kasabian line up in charity football match

Kasabian's Chris Edwards and Leicester City legend Steve Walsh Credit: Pukaar News

Leicestershire band Kasabian are taking on a Leicester City Foxes Legends team in a football match to raise money for the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust.

Joe Humphries' Dad, Steve, ahead of the match Credit: Pukaar News

Bass player, Chris Edwards, captains Kasabian's all-star team, and Leicester City legend Steve Walsh leads out the Foxes.

Kasabian's Tom Meighan Credit: Pukaar News

The game is the first of the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust Charity Shield games, and is being played at Quorn FC.

The charity was set up in memory of 14-year-old Joe Humphries, who died from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome in October 2012.

Leicestershire band Kasabian to play in charity football match

The band will take on a Leicester City Foxes Legends Team Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

Rock band Kasabian are taking part in a charity football match later against a Leicester City Foxes Legend Team.

The game is in support of the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust.

The charity was set up in memory of the 14-year-old boy, who died from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome in October 2012.

Quorn Football Club is hosting the event.

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