Spice Girls Olympic performance was ‘horrible’, says Kasabian singer

Tom Meighan says the Spice Girls’ performance at the London 2012 closing ceremony was “horrifying” and didn’t do the venue “justice”.

“We were on tour during the Olympics but I saw some bits on telly,” said the Kasabian frontman.

“There were some horrifying bits, like The Spice Girls. That really didn’t do the place justice. That was the most horrifying bit. It was just horrible.”

Kasabian will perform at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which houses the Olympic Stadium, when they headline Hard Rock Calling this summer, and Tom says it will be “an honour” to play at the spectacle.

He added to The Sun: “We’ll be the first band to play the park, so it’s great.

“It’s our only headline gig this year in England so it’s wonderful.

“Some amazing bands have played Hard Rock Calling. It will be cool to be in the Olympic Park. We’re the youngest act to headline the festival.

“The Killers have got about 10 years on us so it’s an honour.”

Tickets for the 29 June festival concert will go on sale on Friday (08.03.13) and will be available on LondonNet.

Before that – on 22 March – Kasabian are to play at the Teenage Cancer Trust concert at the Royal Albert Hall.