Paolo Nutini has bought the Chewbacca mask from Lewis Capaldi’s TRNSMT Festival 2019 set.
The signed mask was listed on eBay after being worn by the Someone You Loved singer, who took to the stage at the festival in response to Noel Gallagher’s remarks about him.
Bids quickly rose in excess of £5k, with the seller vowing to give the proceeds of the bid to Frightened Rabbit’s Tiny Changes charity.
However, after the top bidder pulled out, Paolo Nutini has generously saved the day by paying £10k for the item, which will go to Scotland charity Tiny Changes, which was set up after Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison sadly lost his life to suicide.
If that wasn’t enough of a good deed, Paolo Nutini has now set up a ‘text to enter’ competition to give the Chewbacca mask away whilst raising more money for Tiny Changes.
From 9am on Monday 29thJuly, fans can be in with a chance of winning the Chewbacca mask worn and signed by Lewis Capaldi at TRNSMT.
All they need to do is text TC to 84902. Texts cost £1and all money goes towards Tiny Changes.
The competition will close at midnight on Monday 5th August 2019.The original eBay auction was set up by a TRNSMT festival staff member who lent Lewis his Chewbacca mask for his legendary walk on stage at this year’s show.
The mask was of course worn by Lewis in response to an interview Noel Gallagher gave in which he compared the singer to the much-loved Star Wars character and told him to enjoy his 15 minutes of fame.
Lewis followed this up by dedicating his rendition of Oasis hit Don’t Look Back In Anger to his “dear, dear father,” which he sang after changing its title to “Don’t Chewbac In Anger”.
Source: Radio X