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Paolo Nutini rules out UK festivals despite progress on new album

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Paolo Nutini will not perform at any UK music festivals this year, reports suggest.

The singer is currently working on his third studio album and despite making good progress with his new material, he has ruled out playing any UK festivals.

An insider told the Daily Record: "Paolo has been working with David Neilson and Leo, his producer, on new material and he is looking at summer festivals but not any in Scotland, or indeed, the UK.

"He wants to get all his stuff together so that he can come back to a home crowd with a clear idea of what he is doing."

Meanwhile, Nutini has also been approached to write the score for a stage musical adaptation of Nowhere Boy, which is based on the life of John Lennon.

Nutini's manager Brendan Moon said: "The record is the most important thing for Paolo just now.

"The people who work with Billy Elliot and other big theatre productions have talked about Paolo working with them on Nowhere Boy but he can't commit to anything until he's further down the road."

The new album will serve as the follow-up to 2009's Sunny Side Up, which reached number one on the UK chart.

Watch the music video for Paolo Nutini's 'Pencil Full Of Lead' below:

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