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Band pull out of Pic.Nic festival with 'great regret'

Pixies have cancelled their debut Israel gig in the wake of attacks on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

The band were scheduled to headline at the Pic.Nic festival on Wednesday (June 9), but pulled out with “great regret”, reports BBC News.

Whilst an official reason has not been given, speculation suggests the decision was linked to Israel’s attack last week which killed nine pro-Palestinian activists.

The band is the latest act to pull out of performing in the country, after other big names such as Elvis Costello, Klaxons and Gorillaz Sound System also cancelled appearances in Israel.

Other acts, including Elton John and Rod Stewart, are still planning to play Israel this summer.