Pop star M.I.A. was cancelled from music festival Field Day in light of her “online comments.” The festival, which prides itself on presenting “some of electronic music’s most revered artists,” claimed that M.I.A.’s comments “could be viewed as being quite contentious,” and that this makes it “very hard” for the fesitval to continue with her booking.
“After discussing it with AEG,” the message to M.I.A. reads, “the consensus is that in light of the online activity, we cannot continue with the offer.”
Field Day tried to mitigate the cancellation by saying “We have not taken the decision lightly, but we must consider the wide risks to the festival and it’s stakeholders.”