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The 1975 announce huge sustainably responsible London Finsbury Park show (2020)

The 1975

Story by Jack Foley

THE 1975 have announced a monumental one day show in London’s Finsbury Park this summer, with a supporting line up that includes Charli XCX, Clairo, Pale Waves, Phoebe Bridgers, Beabadoobee, Cavetown and Deb Never.

The gig takes place on Saturday, July 11, 2020 and tickets, priced from £52.50 +BF, go on sale on Friday, January 31 at 9am.

Following a run of sold out UK arena shows in February, The 1975’s headline show in Finsbury Park will be their biggest show to date and another chance for their legion of loyal fans to see the band’s now iconic live show.

With a huge arsenal of hits in their repertoire, including Give Yourself A Try, It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You) and old favourites Somebody Else and Chocolate, this is set to be another milestone performance, cementing their status as one of the biggest and most exciting bands in the world.

Pop visionary and musical chameleon Charli XCX is set to hit the stage with an exuberant display of danceable future-pop, while critically acclaimed artist Phoebe Bridgers will be bringing her raw and revealing songs to a crowd anticipating new songs from her sophomore LP, the follow up to Stranger In The Alps.

Elsewhere, dreamy US singer-songwriter Clairo joins the line up following the release of full-length debut Immunity in 2019.

Also set to appear at the one-day event are Dirty Hit labelmates and indie pop four-piece Pale Waves, who will play tracks from their top 10 debut album My Mind Makes Noises, as well as BBC Sound of 2020 and Brit rising star nominated Beabadoobee, fresh from supporting The 1975 on tour.

Other acts set to play are alt-emo star Deb Never and Cambridge-born, London-based singer-songwriter Cavetown, whose self-recorded and produced music captures the hearts of fans around the world.

In a revolutionary turn, this event will be the most sustainably responsible live show ever hosted in Finsbury Park.

In an aim to reduce the onsite carbon footprint by 90% Festival Republic will introduce the use of European sustainably sourced and traceable Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel that will power the entire event.

The event will also deploy hybrid powered generators with solar arrays and reduce generator sizes from the results of extensive monitoring carried out at the 2019 Festival Republic Finsbury Park events.

Alongside this Festival Republic will introduce a food traffic light system that calculates the carbon footprint of each meal sold. Customers will be made aware via this coded system of the carbon footprint of each meal consumed, raising awareness on food related emissions to enable informed choices.

Working with urban tree planting specialists Trees for Cities, Festival Republic have confirmed that 1,975 trees will be planted in the surrounding local boroughs of Haringey, Islington and Hackney. A range of tree species will be planted with local residents enhancing community wellbeing, increasing biodiversity, capturing carbon and improving air quality in these areas.

The 1975 have also pledged with ‘One Tree Planted’ to plant a tree for every ticket sold. These trees will be planted globally in Indonesia, Peru, Brazil, the Philippines and India.

Tree planting in these areas restores forests that provide much needed temperature regulation on the equator, conserving biodiversity, creating jobs and income for local communities and establishing sustainable land management practices.

To reduce waste and highlight the environmental impact of clothing The 1975 will be repurposing merchandise from previous tours, with live screen printing of a choice of The 1975 graphics. Fans are encouraged to bring old The 1975 T-shirts or those of any other band to be reprinted.

The special one-day event will take place on Saturday, July 11 in London’s Finsbury Park.