Matty Healy, frontman of The 1975, has opened up about the band’s forthcoming prospects of being a future Glastonbury headliner.

Speaking with host Matt Wilkinson on Apple’s Beats 1, Healy discussed 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 chat, Wilkinson then quizzed for future plans for the 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 asked “which brings us to 2020, June, last weekend… where you gonna be?”. Healy calmly replied “I’ll be at Glastonbury. Whether we headline it or not, who knows?”.

Later in the discussion, Healy then reiterated his confidence at the band’s ability to headline Worthy Farm’s Pyramid Stage – “I think we are [ready to headline Glastonbury]. Glastonbury, give us a year. Reading and Leeds, I’ll do it tomorrow. It’ll definitely be a very humble show.”.

Watch the full interview below where Healy also discusses Stormzy’s headline appointment for 2019. The 1975’s new record ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ is out now:


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