The 1975 Cancel Laneway Festival Show, Singer ‘Too Weak To Play’
Amy Harris/Invision/AP – The 1975
Matthew Healy of The 1975 headlines day three of the 2019 Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, OH on Sunday, June 2.
The 1975 had to cancel a few hours out of its co-headliner set at the Feb. 1 Brisbane Showground show before 25,000 on the five-date Laneway festival.
According to a statement from the band, singer Matt Healy “was hospitalised following a bout of serious sickness and unfortunately after a medical examination at 5.30pm today the doctor has advised that Matty is too weak to play.”
Healy tweeted, “I am alive and well shit just got way too vibey.”
He recovered enough for The 1975 to rejoin the tour Feb. 2 at the Sydney Domain.
Healy also joined the bill of fundraiser An Acoustic Bushfire Relief Concert at Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Feb. 4.
He is scheduled to do a solo unplugged set. Organised by Coup De Main, Secret Sounds and Laneway Presents, the show features singer-songwriters Ruel, E^ST and KUČKA and electro outfit Mansionair.
All proceeds go to First Nations charity Firesticks and wildlife protection group Wires.
Laneway winds up this weekend after stops at Adelaide’s Hart’s Mill (February 7), Melbourne’s Footscray Park (8) and Fremantle’s Esplanade Reserve and West End (9).
Acts include Charli XCX, Tones & I, DMAs, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Ruel and Stella Donnely.