The 1975 have been announced as the replacement headliners for this year’s Reading & Leeds Festival, following Lewis Capaldi’s withdrawal last month. It will be the second consecutive year that the band has stepped in last minute, taking the place of previous headliners Rage Against The Machine in 2022.
The news was confirmed by the festival’s official channels, following an announcement made by frontman Matty Healy during their performance at TRNSMT on Sunday night (July 9th). Healy revealed, “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”.
The 1975 will be the festival’s sixth and final headline act, joining the likes of Sam Fender, The Killers, Billie Eilish, Foals, and Imagine Dragons on the main stages. Reading & Leeds 2023 takes place between Friday 25th and Sunday 27th August 2023.