Good Vibes Festival has released an official statement addressing The 1975's performance, which ended 45 minutes early, at this year's festival.
On 22 July 2023, the festival confirms that "The 1975 performance had to be cut short due to non-compliance with local performance guidelines."
During the band's headlining set, frontman Matty Healy called out the Malaysian government for its anti-LGBT laws in a profanity-laden speech. "You're not representative of your government. Because you're young people, and I'm sure a lot of you are gay and progressive and cool," Healy said to the crowd before kissing bassist Ross MacDonald.
Good Vibes Festival 2023 has been cancelled following "the controversial conduct and remarks" by The 1975's Matty Healy
The festival assures fans that the GVF 2023 weekend will proceed as scheduled. Fans who have Friday single-day festival wristbands can now attend the festival on Saturday or Sunday – all fans need to do is present their Friday single-day wristband at the main entrance to get entry.
Read the full statement here:
We regret that The 1975 performance had to be cut short due to non-compliance with local performance guidelines.
Good Vibes Festival has always been dedicated to providing enjoyable music experiences, and we sincerely appreciate your continued support.
Good Vibes Festival 2023 will proceed as scheduled, and we eagerly anticipate your presence on Saturday and Sunday.
To those who attended on Friday, July 21, 2023, we understand your disappointment. If you have a Friday single-day festival wristband, you will now be able to attend the festival on either Saturday or Sunday—simply present your Friday single-day wristband at the main entrance for entry. We hope to see you soon.
The 10th-anniversary edition of Good Vibes Festival continues on 22 and 23 July with performances by The Strokes, The Kid Laroi, DPR LIVE + DPR IAN, Peach Tree Rascals, LeeHi, and more.
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