Lewis Capaldi canceled Electric Picnic after having a difficult few months due to issues with his mental health and Tourette’s syndrome.
The Glaswegian had trouble singing live at their Glastonbury performance, which made headlines when the audience sang the lyrics to them in a moving show of support and love.
Posting a statement that he will be taking a break from performing for the foreseeable, the singer received a host of sympathetic comments, including those who will see him at the Irish festival in September.
Ireland 🇮🇪. Sorry, we won’t see you on the EP, but there will be other concerts. Take care of yourself.
— K Ni Dhuinn. Never DM!! (@dunnemrs1) June 27, 2023
Now, Electric Picnic attendees are wondering who could pick up the slack to replace him. Some fans had speculated that his fellow headliner, Niall Horan, would make an appearance during Lewis’ set, and now they wonder if he could pull off a double act.
Others make guesses (and wishes) about who might play, from Harry Styles (can you imagine?!) to Picture This.
My predictions based on extensive research are either Sam Fender or Mumford and Sons or else they’ll get Picture This or DK to fill the gap.
— Hazelnut 🌰 (@HazFlo8) June 27, 2023
gutted by @LewisCapaldi and not being able to headline EP this year, but his health and mental health is obviously more important.
— Nicola Bardon (@NicolaBardon) June 27, 2023
I’d say the Electric Picnic organizers are thawing out Imagine this as we speak to Lewis Capaldi coming out
— Dodge Hurley (@dodgehurley) June 27, 2023
Who do you think will appear instead of the Bruises singer? We can’t wait to find out!
And while he takes a break, we wish Lewis all our love.