- 11 Aug 23
Reports also suggest that a number of Malaysian musicians scheduled to play the festival are planning their own class action lawsuit against The 1975 over their financial losses as a result of cancelled shows.
The group has until 14 August to pay the amount and could face legal action if they don’t comply.
Last month in Kuala Lumpur frontman Matt Healy criticised the Malaysian government’s anti-LGBTQ stance.
He said that he “made a mistake” when booking the show and “didn’t see the point” in inviting his band to a nation with such laws.
Healy then proceeded to kiss bandmate Ross McDonald which led to the set being cut short and the rest of the festival cancelled.
This week festival organisers Future Sound Asia outlined their plans to seek financial reparations from the Manchester band. The company’s legal representative David Matthew told Rolling Stone that “the claim against the 1975 is essentially for breach of contract.”
“Mr. Healy’s representative categorically provided a pre-show written assurance that Mr. Healy and the 1975’s live performance ‘shall adhere to all local guidelines and regulations’ during their set in Malaysia,” he added “Unfortunately, the assurance was ignored.”
Reports also suggest that a number of Malaysian musicians scheduled to play the festival are planning their own class action lawsuit against The 1975, over their financial losses as a result of cancelled shows.
The 1975 recently played a show at Dublin's St Anne's Park, which Hot Press described as "a stadium-sized performance from a band at the top of their game." Read the full report here.