Paolo Nutini has bought the Chewbacca mask worn by Lewis Capaldi on stage at the recent TRNSMT festival.

Self-effacing singer Capaldi took to the stage at the Glasgow Green festival wearing the mask after Noel Gallagher suggested he looked like the Star Wars character.

He then put the item up for auction with proceeds to go to the Tiny Changes charity set up by members of the family of Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison.

However, the original top bidder for the mask pulled out, reneging on a £7,000 bid, but fortunately Paolo Nutini ensured the charity would get its donation.

The Paisley singer also also donated £10,000 to Tiny Changes and has announced that he will raffle the mask to raise even more cash.

To enter, simply text TC to 84902. Texts cost £1 and all money goes towards Tiny Changes. The competition will close at midnight on Monday 5th August 2019.

“I really wanted to find a way to help out the Tiny Changes Charity,” said Nutini.

“Not only am I a big fan of Frightened Rabbit but I was lucky enough to share the stage with them on various occasions – most memorably for me on Hogmanay in Edinburgh 2017.

“Scott was such a great and honest songwriter who was not afraid to convey what he was going through in such a beautiful and honest way. People could hear and read their troubles in his lyrics and be reminded that they were not alone in how they were feeling. That really is the power of music.”

Also acting as a fundraiser for the charity is the recently-released ‘Tiny Changes’ album, which sees a host of acts performing covers of tracks from Frightened Rabbit’s breakthrough album ‘Midnight Organ Fight’ including The Twilight Sad, Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry, and Biffy Clyro.

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