Glasgow Summer Sessions today announce The 1975 as a headliner for Glasgow Summer Sessions 2019 who will be joined by Twin Atlantic, You Me At Six, Pale Waves, Ten Tonnes and No Rome on Sunday 25th August 2019. The Manchester band will headline the city centre festival for the first time ever and the mammoth bill, which also features The Cure, Foo Fighters, Mogwai, The Twilight Sad and The Joy Formidable ensures next year’s Glasgow Summer Sessions Festival is shaping up to be the best one yet!
Cementing their position as one of Britain’s biggest and most exciting bands, The 1975 have released consecutive era-defining, chart-topping records since 2013 and show no signs of slowing down. With a range of musical influences coming together to form their hybrid sound, The 1975 bring unparalleled lyrics and innovative pop to the table while curating live shows which truly reflect the band’s exceptionally unique style. With Matty Healy as their enigmatic frontman, the four-piece are due to release their highly anticipated third album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships at the end of the month as well as announcing a fourth album due in 2019, Notes On A Conditional Form. Selling out headline shows around the world, The 1975 will bring their incredible live show to Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park for Glasgow Summer Sessions 2019.
Glaswegian rockers Twin Atlantic return home to Bellahouston Park at Glasgow Summer Sessions in 2019. The Sam McTrusty-fronted four-piece are set to return with new music following their critically-acclaimed album GLA which saw the band step their alt-rock attitude up a level with singles ‘No Sleep’ and ‘The Chaser’. Twin Atlantic will once again entertain the masses with hits from their huge career’s back catalogue, new material and their reputation for incredible live performances around the globe.
Sam McTrusty from Twin Atlantic said: “Looking forward to playing new music in our home city next summer with our friends The 1975.”
Set to return for one of their biggest shows in Glasgow in 2019, You Me At Six join the bill following their 6th album ‘VI’ charting at Number 6 in the UK and focused on the serious business of becoming Britain’s biggest and best rock band. The band can count their recent successes as playing the iconic Alexandra Palace, Wembley Arena, and The O2 in London; scoring two Top Five albums (2010’s ‘Hold Me Down’, 2011’s ‘Sinners Never Sleep’) and a Number One album (2014’s ‘Cavalier Youth’) and taking 13 consecutive singles onto the Radio 1 A list. The incredible outfit are a welcomed addition to next year’s Glasgow Summer Sessions line-up.
Josh Franceschi from You Me At Six said: “Looking forward to performing at this year’s Summer Sessions. Playing Scotland is always a highlight for us. The line-up is dope and it’s great to be a part of it.”
Signed to Dirty Hit Records alongside headliners The 1975, one of the best new bands on the scene right now, Pale Waves will join the bill at Glasgow Summer Sessions 2019. With a heroic performance at this year’s TRNSMT Festival under their belt and a hugely successful sold-out ruckus performance at Glasgow’s SWG3 in September, the band will make a hugely welcomed return to one of Scotland’s big stages next summer. From uploading their first songs in 2015 to the sold-out live dates, rampant critical acclaim and rapidly expanding fan community of 2018, Heather Baron Gracie, Ciara Doran, Hugo Silvani and Charlie Wood have already scorched an impressive path through pop with singles like ‘My Obsession’ and ‘There’s a Honey’. Their addition to the Glasgow Summer Sessions line-up ensures it’s a show not to be missed!
Pale Waves said: “We’re really excited to be playing Glasgow Summer Sessions. The Scottish crowds have always been amazing to us so it’s going to be brilliant to be back!”
Also joining the line-up is Ten Tonnes. The singer songwriter from Hertford, is known for his effortless abilities on stage, and is backed by the likes of Huw Stephens and John Kennedy as an artist to keep an eye on in 2019. Inspired by The Smiths, Dylan and The Beatles, Ten Tonnes has already been busy making waves in 2018; with sold-out headline tours and grabbing the chance to support Stereophonics and Tom Grennan at their arena tours. The singer, who confesses to keeping things simple and not caring about labelling his music, is releasing his debut album in April 2019, just in time for Glasgow Summer Sessions next summer.
Ten Tonnes said: “I’m buzzing to be playing! Glasgow is one of my favourite cities to play, so I can’t wait.”
No Rome completes the line-up at this year’s Glasgow Summer Sessions on 25th August 2019. A truly global young talent, No Rome was born and raised in Manila, where a unique, rapidly changing cultural landscape spurred his desire to break out and make music. No Rome was signed by record label Dirty Hit in 2018 leading him to his recent collaboration with The 1975’s Matty Healy on No Rome’s latest single. ‘Narcissist’ is another dreamy slice of introspective alt-pop which helps to paint a perfectly fascinating portrait of one of the most exciting new talents to arrive this year.
The 1975 addition to Glasgow Summer Sessions sees the band join fellow headliners The Cure as they make their return to Scotland after 27 years on 16th August 2019 and Foo Fighters top the bill on Friday 17th August. With three of the biggest bands in the world confirmed for the festival, Glasgow Summer Sessions looks set to be one of the biggest events in the UK’s music calendar next year.
Glasgow Summer Sessions is part of the Summer Sessions series which this year added the brand-new Edinburgh Summer Sessions festival which saw incredible artists including Sir Tom Jones and Paloma Faith perform against the iconic backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Glasgow’s offering this summer saw DF Concerts bring headliners Kings of Leon, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Kendrick Lamar plus thousands of fans together for one final huge festival gathering of the summer.
Geoff Ellis, CEO of DF Concerts said: “We’re thrilled to announce The 1975 as the third headliner for next year’s Glasgow Summer Sessions, and with Twin Atlantic, You Me At Six, Pale Waves, Ten Tonnes and No Rome all on the bill, fans are in for a treat.
“From post-punk icons, The Cure, to the return of rock legends, Foo Fighters and one of the biggest bands of the new generation, The 1975 – this will be a festival to remember.”
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