The 1975’s Matty Healy teases ‘slick’ Reading & Leeds 2019 headline slots: “We know that the show has to move forward”

The UK arena shows were just the start...

The 1975‘s Matty Healy has discussed where the band’s high-production show could go next, hinting at a more “impressive” and “slick” set for this year’s festival season.

The Manchester group, who recently wrapped up their mind-melting UK arena tour, are set to return for a headline appearance at Reading & Leeds this August.

Before the band head out to the US in support of ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’, Matty Healy has spoken about how the set could evolve as the tour progresses.


On the subject mixing up the show, Healy told Another Man: “The set’s changed quite a lot, which keeps it fresh for us, because we change it every night. At the moment it’s still a very fresh show for me, and I think that mood really dictates me, dictates my records – my attention span dictates my records, quite obviously – and I think that I don’t get that bored with life.”

The 1975’s Matty Healy

Saying that “every show is quite different”, Healy went on to discuss what to expect when they tackle the R&L top-spot.

“I want Reading to be logistically slick – I don’t want things to break; I don’t want to drop the mic like in Love It If We Made It [at Camden Assembly last month]. But I don’t want me to be slick at Reading – I want people to be watching somebody have their teenage mind blown for two hours. Because that’s what I would wanna see!”

Healy added that when the summer shows come around, the band will “have new stuff in the set”, while incorporating “new production things” to the concert.


“By the time we get back to the UK, I want it to be as impressive, and new,” he said. “I want you to come and see us in festival season and see I Couldn’t Be More In Love, and different things with equal amounts of… good. [laughs]”

Meanwhile, The 1975 have confirmed that they will perform at the BRIT Awards next month. They’ll also perform an intimate show for BRITS Week at London’s Garage venue.