The 1975 are slated to headline the Reading and Leeds Festivals in August, and they have every intention of taking their arena style show to the festival stage. Speaking of the band’s Reading & Leeds headline slot, vocalist Matty Healy reveals how seeing Nine Inch Nails perform inspired the band’s live shows.
The Reading and Leeds Festivals take place simultaneously August 23-25 in Richfield Avenue and Bramham Park.
The 1975 will headline night one at Reading Festival and night two of Leeds Festival.
Healy spoke to NME and revealed that the band would be bringing their full arena production to the festivals.
“For Reading and Leeds, we’re gonna do the whole thing. When I realized I was doing Reading & Leeds, I thought, ‘That’s like my primary dream’. I was thinking it needs to be front on and it needs to be a show that I know. It can’t be some new hodge-podge thing – it needs to be amazing. Like when I saw Nine Inch Nails when I was 18 like off. my. nut – it needs to be like that vibe. It will be the full arena show.”
Expanding on how that 2007 Nine Inch Nails set influenced the 1975’s live shows, Healy says, “That informed the live show. There was just silhouettes with a video background, and to this day I’m still doing that. That was a big one.”
You can check out the full Reading and Leeds lineup below.
Reading and Leeds Lineup:
Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers
Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers
Machine Gun Kelly
Mini Mansions Moontower
Of Mice & Men
Saint JHN Sea Girls
Sons Of Raphael
Sophie And The Giant Sports Team
The Faim Fidlar