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Kaiser Chiefs gets the music going at Glastonbury Festival

Published on Jun 28, 2014 7:16 AM

PILTON, England (REUTERS) - Kaiser Chiefs kicked off three days of music at the Glastonbury Festival on Friday, with lead singer Ricky Wilson singing I predict A Riot to a good natured crowd made even more amenable by a halt in the rain.

The British band were the surprise opener at the event at Worthy Farm in rural southwest England, which is as famous for its mud as for its line up. "Glastonbury we are honoured to kick off your weekend of fun," Wilson told revellers.

The festival started in 1970, when hippies paid one pound to see acts including Marc Bolan, with free milk from the farm thrown in.

This year, more than 120,000 tickets priced at 215 pounds (S$457.30) sold out in hours to people keen to hear live music from hundreds of bands and experience the other entertainment, including comedy, theatre and circus acts.

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