Lewis Capaldi Responded to Reading and Leeds Headline Complaints:
Lewis Capaldi has provided a response to the individuals who have criticised Reading and Leeds for naming him as the headliner of the 2023 festivals.
It was reported this morning (December 9) that Capaldi, Foals, Billie Eilish, The Killers, Sam Fender, and Imagine Dragons will be headlining a double festival in August 2019.
Wet Leg, Slowthai, Bicep, Becky Hill, Steve Lacy, Central Cee, MUNA, The Snuts, and Tion Wayne were among the other artists who took the stage. Other performances included:
After the announcement was made, there were some people who were critical of Capaldi’s billing at the top of the line-up. In reaction to these critics, he cursed, as one would expect:
On Twitter, Capaldi expressed his enthusiasm for headlining at festivals and blasted individuals who are upset with the fact that the line-up has veered away from its rock roots in recent years.
The singer remarked in an online post: “Reading and Leeds is a rock festival; what the fuck is Lewis Capaldi doing there?” The ambition of becoming one of the headliners has come true… see you all next year! Lewis Capaldi is not festival material.
He then added the following in a second tweet: “This is absurd, I’m going to preserve rock & roll when I headline “Reading” and “Leeds, what nonsense.”
Capaldi performed at R + L in 2018 on smaller stages, one year prior to the release of his debut album “Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent,” which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. In May of the following year, the sequel “Broken by Desire to Be Heavenly Sent” will be made available to the public.
In a statement, Capaldi elaborated, “I am very, very thrilled to become one of the headliners of the Reading Festival & Leeds.” It’s hard to believe that the last time I performed in front of a little audience was in 2018. I can’t wait to catch up with you all the following year!
The new song “Pointless” was released by Capaldi the week before last. After the release of “Forget Me” in September, this song is the second preview of “Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent,” and it serves as a preview of the album itself.