More band leave SXSW over it platforming war

By MediaMonkey

March 13, 2024

The exodus of acts from the SXSW arts festival over the fact the US Military are there in an official capacity continues.

The haemorrhage of anti-genocide acts now include Kneecap and Lambrini Girls, as well as Rachel Chinouriri.

She released a statement that said she is “100% anti-war” and she had “grown up seeing the permanent effects war has had on people.” The military sponsorship was “an enormous oversight by SXSW and hopefully a huge learning experience to be more considerate about this in the future”. She will suffer “immense financial loss” but “this has been an extremely easy decision to make.”

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