The Manchester band will top the bill on the city festival’s second weekend, taking to the stage on August 25 – the same weekend they are scheduled to headline Reading & Leeds for the first time. They will be joined on the day by Twin Atlantic, You Me At Six, Dirty Hit labelmates Pale Waves, Ten Tonnes, and No Rome, who frontman Matty Healy has previously described as his “muse”.
Tickets for the new date will go on sale at 9am on Friday (November 30) and will be available to purchase here. They will cost £45 plus booking fee, or £70 plus booking fee for VIP tickets.
As previously confirmed, Foo Fighters and The Cure will headline the previous weekend of the Glaswegian festival, with Mogwai, The Twilight Sad, and The Joy Formidable also booked to perform.
The 1975 will release their third album, ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’, on Friday. In a five-star review, NME said: “On the one hand it is a personal album about Matty’s experience, but it’s also an album about love in all its forms (even for delicious opiates), love being the thread that links its genre-hopping tracks.”
They are also expected to have released their fourth record, ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’, by the time the 2019 edition of Glasgow Summer Sessions takes place. The band’s manager Jamie Oborne previously told a fan on Twitter they were aiming for a June 1, 2019 release for the album.
Meanwhile, the Matty Healy-led group covered Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge earlier today (November 26). Introducing the cover, Healy said: “She’s become the main protagonist, if that’s the right word, in most people’s lives. [She’s the] person I see spoken about most. And somebody I’ve started to really care about for some reason. She’s had a right old tough time and I like her a lot. I think she’s cool. And she’s got a great voice, and I don’t, so I’m gonna sing one of her songs.”