Indie folk rock band Saintseneca announced on its website Tuesday that it will cancel its performance at Columbus’ inaugural Fashion Meets Music Festival in August.
Citing that the headliner of a big music festival is the “symbolic figurehead,” Saintseneca expressed in a post on its website the members’ disappointment in the festival’s selection of R. Kelly to be on the top of FMMF’s bill.
“We feel his selection as a performer ignores his very serious allegations of sexual violence and assault,” the post read. “We feel it is an affront to all survivors, who are already often overlooked and forgotten in our society.”
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Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher might fall under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, but the rock duo’s name, Royal Blood, is inspired by another country’s sovereignty.
“It’s a bit of a long story, really,” Thatcher said.
“Mike (Kerr) was traveling in Eastern Asia, and he got to stay with this royal family out there, and he got really friendly with the princess,” Thatcher said. “Mike came back from traveling, and I picked him up from the airport, and he was like, ‘I thought of a really good name for the band.’”
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