Kaiser Chiefs open up Glastonbury Festival with surprise appearance

By Mila Whiteley,

On Friday, the 2014 Glastonbury Festival weekend in the U.K. got started off right with a surprise performance by the popular group the Kaiser Chiefs.

The Glastonbury Festival started in 1970, the day after Jimi Hendrix died, when music lovers came and watched shows for £1, according to the Glastonbury Festival’s website. For this year’s festival, more than 100,000 tickets were sold at £215 each, the equivalent of $370.

Notable acts performing at this year’s festival include a range from Metallica to Dolly Parton and apparently, the Kaiser Chiefs.

Performing on The Other Stage at the festival, the band filled up their 11:00 time slot with hits like “Everyday I Love You Less,” “Meanwhile Up in Heaven,” and the ever-popular “Ruby,” according to NME.com.

Band member Ricky Wilson told attendees, “Glastonbury, we are honored to kick off your weekend of fun,” reports Reuters.

He also joked with the crowd about the weather, NME notes. "Glastonbury, look what the weather's doing? It's kinda cool," he said. "Are we excited [the rain has] stopped? Are we sticking two finger up at the rain? [To sky] F**k off!"

The 2014 Glastonbury Festival will runs through Sunday.

image courtesy of INFevents.com



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