Matty Healy
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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.

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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:

Æ MAK
Aitch
Anteros
Anti Up
Bad Child
Bakar
Barny Fletcher
Basement
Belako
BiG Heath

Black Honey
Blade Brown
Bleached
Blood Youth
Boston Manor
Brunswick
Cemetary Sun
Childcare
Clairo
Counterfeit
Danileigh
Dappy
Dave
Deno Driz
Dig Dat

Dillon Francis
Dimension
DJ Target
Dreamers
Dream State
Geko
Georgia
Ghostmane
Higher Power
Himalayas
Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers
Hot Milk

Jaguar Skills
James Organ
Jeremy Zucker
Just Banco
Kawala
Kenny Allstar
Kim Petras
King Princess
K-Trap
Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers
Loski

Mabel
Machine Gun Kelly
Maleek Berry
Masicka
Mayday Parade
Mella Dee
Milk Teeth
Mini Mansions Moontower
Mtrnica
Muzzy
Nahmir
NAV

Night Riots
Oddity Road
Of Mice & Men
Oocean Ally
Palaye Royale
Palgue Vendor
Pink Sweat$
Paris
Patent Pending
Picture This
Pip Blom
Press Club

Prospa
PUP
Puppy
Queen Zee
Roddy Ricch
Saint JHN Sea Girls
Smokesac
Sons Of Raphael
Sophie And The Giant Sports Team
Stand Atlantic
SWMRS

Teddy
The Faim Fidlar
The LaFontaines
The Snuts
Tiffany Calver
Tion Wayne
Tommy Genesis
Truemendous Valeras
Tyla Yaweh
Unkown T
White Reaper
YBN
Zuzu

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