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The set, which took place at Sydney’s Metro Theatre, saw Healy perform alongside Ruel, Mansionair, E^ST and Kučka.
The stripped-back performance saw Healy perform solo on stage with an acoustic guitar whilst sat on a sofa. One fan described it as “incredibly special”, another said: “amazing re-workings of some classic songs.”
You can see footage and images from the event below.
This is properly special #The1975
— The 1975 On Tour (@The1975_Tour) February 4, 2020
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— SARAH | Ugh! (@andthe1975) February 4, 2020
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Matty’s Acoustic Bushfire Relief Concert. This was the most special show I’ve ever been to and it was so worth the 32 hour camp out. I am so happy to have been able to experience such a special show in Sydney. Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America and 102 live… what the freak
The band were due to headline the city’s Laneway Festival on Saturday (February 1), but were forced to withdraw from the Brisbane date due to Healy being hospitalised after suffering a “bout of serious sickness” following a medical examination that advised the frontman he was “too weak to play.”
Healy informed fans on Twitter that he was “alive and well” and that “shit just got way too vibey” while thanking fans for their well wishes.
After previously suggesting he might be fit to perform the Sydney date of the festival, Healy and the band managed to make the date at The Domain. As the set began the frontman stirred fans into a frenzy as he walked onto the stage in a hospital gown, harking back to the time Kurt Cobain did a similar thing during Nirvana’s legendary 1992 Reading Festival set.