The 1975 Announced As Headliners Replacing Lewis Capaldi At Leeds Festival 2023

The 1975 Announced As Headliners Replacing Lewis Capaldi At Leeds Festival 2023

Leeds Festival is only a month or so away and after Lewis Capaldi announced he was cancelling all upcoming gigs to work on his “mental and physical health” after he struggled through his Glastonbury set, it’s been announced that The 1975 are set to replace the Scottish singer in his headline slot.

Lewis Capaldi’s struggles during his live shows on his latest tour has been well documented with TikTok videos showing fans stepping in to sing some of his biggest hits with the singer unable to continue due to his condition.

The 1975 are currently deep into a worldwide tour and most recently played at TRNSMT festival at Glasgow Green on Sunday, 9th July – and have announced they will be replacing Lewis Capaldi in the Leeds Festival headline spot this August bank holiday.

Frontman Matty Healy revealed the news live on stage saying: “in celebration of 10 years of our debut album”, they’ll will be playing the record in full not only to mark the anniversary but “in full support of our good friend Lewis Capaldi“.

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During the Finsbury Park show he shared a message of support for Capaldi saying: “I want to send my sincerest thoughts to Lewis Capaldi — who is a good friend of mine — and who, on the day when he had to cancel his tour, checked in on me. Just think about that.“

And it’s also a reflection on how hard being a solo artist is as I would not be doing this show if I didn’t have these amazing men and women behind me”. 

Healy went on to add, “If you’ve got tickets, good for you. If you haven’t, go and get them. We’ll see you there.”

If you’d like to catch the at Leeds Festival, get your tickets here. Check out the lineup here.

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Featured Image Credit —The 1975 press/ BBC

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