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The 1975’s Matty Healy rocks the star-studded stage at Reading Festival 

The 1975’s Matty Healy cuts an edgy figure in rakish pinstripe suit as he rocks the star-studded stage at Reading Festival

They have three successful albums under their belt with a fourth on the way in 2020.

And The 1975 entertained the crowds at this year’s Reading Festival as they performed on the main stage at Richfield Avenue on Friday.

Lead singer Matt Healy gave a spirited performance as he gyrated around the stage on the first day of the annual festival.

Show: The 1975 entertained the crowds at this year's Reading Festival as they performed on the main stage at Richfield Avenue on Friday

Show: The 1975 entertained the crowds at this year’s Reading Festival as they performed on the main stage at Richfield Avenue on Friday

The frontman wore a black pinstripe blazer and matching trousers for the performance, completing his look with a variety of necklaces.  

The band recently debuted new track People, a guitar-laden missive to the Millennial generation and a complete departure from their traditional, 80s indebted sound.

People follows the release of The 1975, a traditional curtain raiser on each of the band’s previous albums, this time with the surprising presence of Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg.

At a time when Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex have been criticised for their liberal use of private jets, the 16-year old is currently midway through a carbon-neutral two-week voyage to the United States aboard a 60-foot sailboat.

Stage: Lead singer Matt Healy gave a spirited performance as he gyrated around the stage on the first day of the annual festival

Stage: Lead singer Matt Healy gave a spirited performance as he gyrated around the stage on the first day of the annual festival 

Style: The frontman wore a black pinstripe blazer and matching trousers for the performance, completing his look with a variety of necklaces

Style: The frontman wore a black pinstripe blazer and matching trousers for the performance, completing his look with a variety of necklaces 

Future: The 1975 have three successful albums under their belt with a fourth on the way in 2020

Future: The 1975 have three successful albums under their belt with a fourth on the way in 2020

Single: The band recently debuted new track People, a guitar-laden missive to the Millennial generation and a complete departure from their traditional, 80s indebted sound

Single: The band recently debuted new track People, a guitar-laden missive to the Millennial generation and a complete departure from their traditional, 80s indebted sound 

Release: People follows the release of The 1975, a traditional curtain raiser on each of the band's previous albums, this time with the presence of environmentalist Greta Thunberg

Release: People follows the release of The 1975, a traditional curtain raiser on each of the band’s previous albums, this time with the presence of environmentalist Greta Thunberg

And her command to kick-start an environmental revolution is keenly felt on the band’s latest variation on their self-titled opening track.

The 1975’s socially conscious bent was also evident during a recent live performance in Dubai, where the band openly protested the illegality of same-sex relationships.

Footage taken by a fan shows the singer venturing into the crowd before singling out a male admirer and pecking him on the lips amid loud cheering during the show on Wednesday.

Activists: Her command to kick-start an environmental revolution is keenly felt on the band's latest variation on their self-titled opening track

Activists: Her command to kick-start an environmental revolution is keenly felt on the band’s latest variation on their self-titled opening track

Protest: The 1975's socially conscious bent was also evident during a recent live performance in Dubai, where the band openly protested the illegality of same-sex relationships

Protest: The 1975’s socially conscious bent was also evident during a recent live performance in Dubai, where the band openly protested the illegality of same-sex relationships

Concert: Footage taken by a fan shows the singer venturing into the crowd before singling out a male admirer and pecking him on the lips

Concert: Footage taken by a fan shows the singer venturing into the crowd before singling out a male admirer and pecking him on the lips

Performer: Dave Grohl also performed at this year's Reading Festival with the Foo Fighters

Performer: Dave Grohl also performed at this year’s Reading Festival with the Foo Fighters

Show: Dave was dressed casually for the performance in a navy t-shirt and dark slim-fitting jeans

Show: Dave was dressed casually for the performance in a navy t-shirt and dark slim-fitting jeans 

Homosexuality in the Muslim majority United Arab Emirates is currently illegal and showing public displays of affection is frowned upon and punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Healy left the country immediately after the kiss and says he does not think he’ll be allowed to return.

The Cheshire-born singer, who is the son of Loose Women panellist Denise Welch and Benidorm star Tim Healy, formed The 1975 at school in 2002 and has since seen all three studio albums shoot to number one.

The band’s fourth album, Notes On A Conditional Form, will be released on February 21, 2020.

Success: The Foo Fighters have been together since 1994 and they have won the Grammy Award for Best Rock album four times

Success: The Foo Fighters have been together since 1994 and they have won the Grammy Award for Best Rock album four times 

Daily Mail UK

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