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The 1975 To Headline Reading & Leeds Festival, Celebrating 10th Anniversary Of Self-Titled Album

The highly anticipated Reading & Leeds Festival has announced its headliner for this year’s event, and it’s none other than British pop-rock band, The 1975. Taking over the coveted slot previously held by Lewis Capaldi, The 1975 will headline the festival with a special performance celebrating the 10th anniversary of their self-titled debut album.

The exciting news was revealed by the band’s frontman, Matty Healy, during their performance at the TRNSMT festival in Glasgow over the weekend. Healy took to the stage to share the announcement, saying, “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‘s self-titled debut album, released in 2013, quickly became a sensation and solidified the band’s place in the music industry. The record features hit singles such as Sex, Robbers, The City, and Girls and achieved remarkable success, reaching No. 1 on the UK album chart. Over the years, the album has been certified 2x platinum, further highlighting its enduring popularity.

The Reading & Leeds Festival, scheduled to take place from August 25th to 27th, promises an incredible lineup of artists. In addition to The 1975, festival-goers can look forward to performances by renowned acts such as You Me At Six, Nothing But Thieves, Sleep Token, Chase Atlantic, and Don Broco. The festival’s headliners include The Killers, Billie Eilish, Imagine Dragons, Sam Fender, and Foals, ensuring a diverse and thrilling musical experience for attendees.

Fans who are eager to be part of this unforgettable celebration of music can secure their tickets and find further details on the official Reading & Leeds Festival website. With The 1975 set to deliver a captivating performance of their debut album, this year’s event promises to be a momentous occasion for both the band and their dedicated fanbase.

Check out a video of the announcement below and let us know if you plan to attend!

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Eva van den Bosch Head Editor, Photographer
Eva van den Bosch combines concert photography with a prominent editorial role at Strife Mag.