Beware artists playing the same festival as Kings of Leon this summer; it seems that they are getting vewy, vewy, pwecious. Andy Cato of Groove Armada has documented in his blog the recent travails of playing the V Festival in England, and what happens to those artists misfortunate to share the rarified air backstage with Kings of Leon.
Cato – whose group have just announced that their forthcoming Australian dates at the Parklife Festival will be amongst their last live – has revealed that Kings of Leon are wankers towards their fellow artists backstage. Not only do they have separate toilets and showers from the rest of the performers – in this case Paul Weller, Kasabian, Florence & The Machine, Stereophonics and Groove Armada – they also all arrive in separate blacked out Range Rovers.
Cato reveals that his co-conspirator Tom Findlay gave the Kings the finger when all the artists were herded away from the path of the rock megastar’s vehicles, only to have drummer Nathan Followill get out and pick a fight while demanding that the artists looking on in amusement be removed from the site. It would appear that Groove Armada mooned the band on their way out and received three cases of champagne from other performers as thanks for their efforts.
Check out Andy’s blog here