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Massive Attack In Last-Minute Cancellation
Christian Eede , July 16th, 2018 14:28

A performance by Massive Attack at a festival in Madrid was cancelled by the group due to sound bleed from Franz Ferdinand set

Massive Attack cancelled a festival performance over the weekend due to sound bleed issues from a nearby set by Franz Ferdinand.

The group made the decision to pull their set at Madrid's Mad Cool festival as they believed, in the words of a statement issued by the festival, that "the sound of the stage where Franz Ferdinand was playing at the time would bother them during the performance of their show".

The festival apologised for the inconvenience and said that they made efforts to push back Massive Attack's show to avoid the scheduling conflict, but that Massive Attack made the "unilateral decision" to pull their performance altogether.

Mad Cool's Twitter statement on the issue has been deleted, but Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos has responded to the matter, in rather dignified fashion, with a sad face emoji on Twitter.

Representatives for both bands have not yet made official statements on the matter.