Kasabian for Hard Rock Calling 2012?

Kasabian at Isle of Wight Festival 2011 by Mark Holloway
Kasabian at Isle of Wight Festival 2011 by Mark Holloway

Kasabian have hinted that they could be one of the headliners at next year's Hard Rock Calling in London's Hyde Park.

Speaking to NME last week, singer Tom Meighan outlined the band’s plans for a series of open-air shows next summer, including a hometown show in Leicester and one in the capital.

He said: “We want to do four big gigs next summer – one in the Midlands, one in Scotland, one in the north of England and one in London. Hyde Park’s calling.”

When pressed if that meant Kasabian were playing the similarly named festival next year, he simply replied: “I think it needs to be done.”

The band headlined Isle Of Wight Festival and Rock Ness earlier this year, prior to the release of current album ‘Velociraptor!’, and will head out on a UK arena tour at the end of this month.

That tour will culminate in a New Year’s Eve show at the O2 Arena with Chase & Status and Zane Lowe, before heading out to Australia and New Zealand to play the Big Day Out festival.

Check back later in the year for the Virtual Festivals New Year’s Eve guide, which will recommend the best gigs, festivals and nights out around the whole of the UK.