I Killed The Prom Queen removed from UNIFY 2019 lineup

Following backlash online about Michael Crafter‘s involvement with I Killed The Prom Queen‘s throwback set at UNIFY Gathering 2019, organisers have removed the band from their lineup with their acknowledgment, due to comments Crafter made on social media in the past.

In a statement on their Facebook page, festival organisers have stated:

“Today UNIFY Gathering has made the decision, with the backing of band members, to remove I Killed The Prom Queen from the lineup for Unify Gathering 2019.

We made this decision because historical comments made on social media by former member Michael Crafter, who was to re-appear as guest singer of I Killed the Prom Queen for their one- off 2004 nostalgia set. These comments fall well short of today’s community standards and were considered deeply offensive to many people within our music community.

These comments are completely unacceptable and contrary to our deeply held values and beliefs that music is for everyone and to be enjoyed by all.

We want to create a culture of positive change within the music industry and it’s our responsibility to call out unacceptable behaviour wherever we see it.

UNIFY is committed to ensuring a safe place for anyone and everyone who wants to enjoy music. This is why we jointly launched the ‘Your Choice’ initiative, aimed at addressing cultural issues and harmful behaviour within the music festival landscape.

On reflection, we acknowledge that Michael Crafter shouldn’t have been chosen to appear at Unify Gathering 2019. We’d like to acknowledge that the members of the band have been really open and helpful in this conversation, and we wish them the best moving forward.”

No word yet on who will be replacing them in the semi-headliner position on Saturday’s roster. Michael had issued a public apology addressing his past behaviours on his social media accounts. We’ll keep you posted on this developing news and the band’s eventual replacement on the festival.

UNIFY 2019 Lineup

UNIFY Gathering 2019

FRIDAY

UNDERØATH
[Exclusive Australian Performance]
KARNIVOOL
[First East Coast Show since 2016]
IN HEARTS WAKE
OCEAN GROVE
WHILE SHE SLEEPS
[Exclusive Australian Performance]
CROSSFAITH
[Exclusive Australian Performance]
DREAM ON DREAMER
THE PLOT IN YOU
[Exclusive Australian Performance]
HAND OF MERCY
[Exclusive Reunion Show]
DREAM STATE
[Exclusive Australian Performance]
DROWN THIS CITY
OCEAN SLEEPER
BETTER HALF

SATURDAY

TAKING BACK SUNDAY
[Playing Tell All Your Friends in full]
I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN REMOVED
[2005 Lineup Reunion]
TROPHY EYES
STATE CHAMPS
[Exclusive Australian Performance]
TURNSTILE
CITIZEN
WAAX
CLOWNS
ENDLESS HEIGHTS
HARMS WAY
STAND ATLANTIC
THORNHILL
PAGAN
GRAVEMIND
AFTER TOUCH
YOURS TRULY

January 11 to 13th @ Tarwin Lower, VIC

Tickets Here

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  1. UNIFY Gathering just got bigger with 4 New Bands joining the lineup including Every Time I Die & Hellions – Wall Of Sound

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