With Glastonbury about to get underway, singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi has revealed he is worried his festival performance could end his career.
Talking to The Sun, the Scot discussed how he has longed to play the renowned music and arts festival, but now the chance has arrived, he is struggling to manage his nerves. He said: “I’ve always wanted to play Glastonbury - but now I am, I’m like, ‘F**k, this is serious.’
“I’ve never played a festival like this. People have said it could be career-defining. At the same time I keep thinking it could be f***ing career-ending. I have not spoken to anyone about my set. There has been no one imparting wisdom. You’ve just got to go out and make it your own. If you f*** up, you f*** up on your own.”
Capaldi’s chart-topping album, Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent was released last month, and he is due to play the Other Stage on Saturday afternoon before Smiths legend Johnny Marr, but what made the singer really feel like he’d ‘arrived’ was being publicly insulted by renowned indie misery Noel Gallagher.
The 22-year-old said: “If there was ever an opportunity to hang out with Liam, this is it. I love Oasis and to have a slagging-off is amazing. I mean, he tweeted me back - f***ing Noel Gallagher sent me a tweet.
"Hi, everyone, I’ve arrived. F**k the No1 - this was it. I was buzzing. I used to watch videos of Noel slagging off Liam and always hoped it would happen. It’s class. I saw Liam’s Twitter the next day - someone asked if he liked Lewis Capaldi and he said, ‘I do now!’
“It’s the way I’ve been brought up - that is how my family show affection. It’s back and forth. With the Noel thing, he doesn’t care that much. It’s part of who he is. I took it as a joke.”
Capaldi will play the Other Stage on Saturday (29 June) at 4pm.