Festival season may just be saved, as Lewis Capaldi has been confirmed to be one of the performer’s at the UK’s first ever virtual festival.
The Before You Go hitmaker will perform an intimate set as part of the Barclaycard-backed Share The Stage gigs, alongside up-and-coming talent to help boost their careers.
The virtual festival will also feature pre-recorded performances from the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Bastille and Mabel.
Attendees won’t have to go very far to experience the stars’ biggest hits hits as the series of sets will be broadcast in living rooms across the country across July and August.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column, Lewis said he couldn’t wait to shine the light on new talent, and return the favour that was once given to him.
The star, who has been paired with up-and-coming artist Celeste, explained: ‘Anyone that took me on tour, I owe a tremendous debt to them. There are so many artists that have given me the opportunity to support them.
‘That’s why now, if we can help in any way to return the favour… which we have been able to do a couple of times, it is nice.
‘There’s no greater compliment than an artist who you admire and who you love taking you out on tour with them’.
Of course, there’s always pros and cons to finding and helping out the next musical phenomenon, as Lewis so nicely puts it.
The singer continued: ‘Then obviously when you are supporting them, if you mess up, you set the tone for the whole show.
‘If you are horrible, and I’ve been horrible a couple of times, it’s difficult then for those artists to come out and rile people up again and get people into it again.’
The Glaswegian singer also gave a shoutout to fellow artists Niall Horan and Ed Sheeran who helped support him in his music career.
He added: ‘So, yeah, everyone that took us on tour, obviously also people like Niall Horan, who really helped us in terms of, like, reaching out and supporting the music … and we supported him as well, and Ed Sheeran and everybody.
Barclaycard Share the Stage is a series of online music shows bringing the best in entertainment straight to the sofas of music fans across the UK. Share the Stage begins airing from 2 July on YouTube.
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