The 1975 frontman, Matty Healy, has discussed the band’s forthcoming prospects of being a future Glastonbury Festival headliner.
Speaking to Apple’s Beats 1 host Matt Wilkinson, Healy expressed his excitement on headlining 2019’s Reading & Leeds Festivals; the band’s “first big headline festival – it gets me, like, proper emotional”.
Further into the discussion, Wilkinson inquired about future plans for the Mancunian band, reminding Healy of his 2016 quote; “In two years time, we’ll be back with a new record, we’ll headline Reading and Leeds, and the year after that, we’ll do Glastonbury”.
The Beats 1 presenter then went on to ask: “which brings us to 2020, June, last weekend… where you gonna be?”. Healy replied – “I’ll be at Glastonbury. Whether we headline it or not, who knows?”. Jokingly adding – “If I ever am headlining Glastonbury, then… everyone’s going to have to be on guard for a year, that I don’t completely lose my mind!”
The 1975 took to The Other Stage back in 2016 which was the last time they graced Worthy Farm.
Healy also reiterated his confidence at the band’s ability to headline Worthy Farm’s iconic Pyramid Stage, replying to Wilkinson’s question on whether he thinks the band is ready to headline Glastonbury – “Yeah, I think we are, I know that we are. Glastonbury, give us a year. Reading and Leeds, I’ll do it tomorrow. It’ll definitely be a very humble show.”.
The 1975’s new record ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ is out now, and will be followed by ‘Notes On A Conditional Form’ which is set to drop in May of next year.
You can listen to the Glastonbury part of the interview below (which kicks in at around the 1 minute 50-second mark), where Matty Healy also discusses Stormzy’s headline confirmation for 2019: