Spanish Rototom Sunsplash Festival Backtracks on Decision to Cancel Matisyahu Gig, Apologizes to Star

by Staff
August 19, 2015

The Rototom Sunsplash music festival in Spain backtracked on its decision to cancel U.S. reggae artist Matisyahu’s slot on its lineup, after the Spanish government condemned organizers’ decision to ban his show, Spanish El Pais reported on Wednesday. Rototom apologized to Matisyahu, who is Jewish, saying it had come under pressure from the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS), which had vowed to upset order at the festival if Matisyahu was allowed to play.“Rototom rejects antisemitism and any kind of religious discrimination, we respect the Jewish community and we publicly apologize for what happened,” the reggae festival wrote in a statement on Wednesday, according to El Pais. READ MORE

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