Cheshire rock band The 1975 have been confirmed to replace Scottish sensation Lewis Capaldi at this year’s Leeds and Reading Festival after the Scot announced he was taking a break from touring for the forseeable future.
Capaldi was set to appear as one of the festival’s six headliners in August but, following a traumatic appearance at Glastonbury Festival earlier this month, announced he was taking a break from performing live.
On Sunday, The 1975 singer Matty Healy announced on stage at TRNSMT festival that his band would be filling in for Capaldi at the festival, which takes place across both cities. The singer also announced that, in celebration of 10 years of their debut album, they would be performing the album in full at both Reading and Leeds.
Reading and Leeds Festival takes place over the weekend of August 25th-27th and will see over a hundred acts including Billie Eilish, The Killers, Foals, Sam Fender and Imagine Dragons perform to a sell-out crowd.