The British band’s performance on the first day of the three-day festival in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, was halted at the end of last month after a controversial kiss between the band’s singer, Matty Healy, and guitarist, Ross McDonald. The festival has also been cancelled, meaning some artists can no longer perform.
The letter of claim was issued on August 7, but more details are now known. Festival organizer Future Sound Asia (FSA) is demanding that the British band “admit responsibility”. So 1975 has until August 14 to pay reparations.
According to David Matthew, legal counsel for the festival organiser, many of the FCA’s claims are attributable to singer Matt’s breach of contract. “Healy’s representative has categorically provided a written assurance prior to the show that he and the 1975 live performers will ‘adhere to all local guidelines and regulations’ while performing in Malaysia,” he said. Malay Post. “Despite this, insurance was ignored and the band’s actions were also a clear breach of their contract with FSA.”
If the band does not pay, the Financial Services Authority will take legal action in the UK. After the show, the Malaysian government decided to never allow The 1975 to perform in the Islamic State again.
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