The 1975 have announced a headline performance at London’s Finsbury Park this summer which will see them taking a series of steps to minimise its environmental impact.
Billed as “The greenest show Finsbury Park has ever seen”, the Manchester band will head to the historic location on 11 July – joined by a supporting bill that includes the likes of Charli XCX, Clairo, Phoebe Bridgers and label-mates Pale Waves and Beabadoobee.
In an environmental first for the UK, traceable sustainably sourced HVO fuel from Europe will be used to power the entire show – bringing down the carbon footprint by ninety percent.
It will also mark the first time that a show at Finsbury Park will be entirely paperless, and promoters Festival Republic will plant 1,975 trees throughout the surrounding boroughs of Haringey, Hackney and Islington in partnership with Trees for Cities.
Other initiatives include the return of the band’s sustainable t-shirt printing, where fans are invited to bring old The 1975 t-shirts to be reprinted with new designs.
Tickets will go on sale from Friday, 31 January at 9AM. Visit the band’s official website for further information.
The Finsbury Park announcement comes as the band finish up work on their fourth album Notes On A Conditional Form, having recently pushed back the release date from February to 24 April. The 1975’s manager Jamie Oborne recently told NME that the band are “reaching the finish line” on the record – and that it’s sounding “seminal” and “f_king bonkers.”
He said: “It’s only now that we’re coming to the end of the process of making [it] that I realise how much of a relief it is to be reaching the finish line. It’s been the most amazing but intense two years of my life. I don’t know how we’ve managed to do it. It’s been such a team effort to get this far and even be able to function as humans.”