Reading Festival 2022 comes to a close, with a stellar set from The 1975
The 1975 have now headlined Reading & Leeds Festival twice in the space of three years – that’s no mean feat.
Suited and booted, the Brit-award winning band closed out this year’s festival with a bang. The setlist was an eclectic mix from their four number one albums, with too many highlights to count. Including tracks spanning pop-rock, shoegaze and post-punk, the band showcased their impressive and diverse range when it comes to musical styles.
If we had to pick, our favourites would include ‘Love Me’, ‘TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME’, stripped-down ‘A Change Of Heart’ and finale anthem ‘Give Yourself A Try.’ With each hit, the Manchester-based band fronted by Matty Healy (often with cigarette in hand) mesmerise us with their captivating live performance.
Newly released track ‘Happiness’ was a special moment too, with the saxophone stealing the show, remnant of a ready-made The 1975 hit. Plus, it teased the upcoming release of their new album ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’ this October, and we can’t wait. Taking it back a few years, when they last headlined the festival, they had debuted in-your-face punk anthem ‘People’, and tonight three years on, it still emanates with the same magic live as it did then.
The fans non-stop adoration and constant energy for the pop-rock band throughout their career, means that this is a highlight for The 1975, with Matty declaring the headline show means a lot to them, and we can certainly see why.