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Band's Glastonbury Slot Cancelled Due To Anti-Tory Lyrics
Christian Eede , June 3rd, 2019 15:22

Killdren's slot in the Shangri-La area of Glastonbury is pulled following newspaper furore over 'kill Tory scum' lyrics

A politically-oriented punk band called Killdren have had their slot at this month's Glastonbury festival cancelled due to the lyrics on their track 'Kill Tory Scum (Before They Kill Us)'.

The band had been due to play the Shangri-Hell International TV Stage in the Shangri-La area of the festival site, but lyrics which include "Even if it’s your dad or your mum, kill Tory scum, kill Tory scum... murder them all to the beat of a drum, kill Tory scum, kill Tory scum" unfortunately gave rise to a furore drummed up by The Sunday Times and a number of other media outlets.

"The band Killdren were booked by Shangri-La independently from Glastonbury Festival as just one of hundreds of live acts due to appear on our field's stages this year," reads a statement from Shangri-La announcing the cancellation. "We are incredibly saddened that the attention this booking has received has caused such upset and negativity towards such a peaceful festival we are so proud to be part of."

Read their full statement here.

"As we have been pulled from the Glastonbury line-up for promoting violence – if you have been sucked into the ‘publicity’ – give the video a watch for facts about the real violence in society inflicted by Tory policies," Killdren have said in response to the cancellation, citing recent stats that Tory austerity has been linked to 120,000 deaths.

Read their full series of tweets regarding the matter here.