The 1975 have shared that they’ll be replacing Lewis Capaldi as headliners for this year’s Reading & Leeds Festival, as reported by NME. It will be their second consecutive year to have stepped in at the last minute, having replaced Rage Against The Machine in 2022.
UPDATE: The news has now been shared by the festival’s official channels, after The 1975 frontman Matty Healy announced it during the band’s set at TRNSMT yesterday (9th July): “So, on Saturday at Reading and Sunday at Leeds in celebration of 10 years of our debut album, The 1975 will be playing that album in full in support of our good friend Lewis Capaldi. If you’ve got tickets, good for you. If you haven’t, go and get them. We’ll see you there”.
It comes following fresh controversy about comments Matty made on a podcast appearance, which added a layer of tension to their recent headline show at London’s Finsbury Park.
The 1975 will be the sixth and final headline act for Reading & Leeds 2023, joining Sam Fender, The Killers, Billie Eilish, Foals, and Imagine Dragons.
Watch the moment Matty made the announcement below.