Frightened Rabbit cancel First Incident festival and ask fans to donate ticket cost to charity

The money will go to the Scottish Association for Mental Health in Scott's memory

Frightened Rabbit have cancelled their First Incident festival in Glasgow following the passing of frontman Scott Hutchison. 

The festival was an one day event held on June 1 at Galvanizers Yard in the city with performances from Hookworms, Dama Scout and Be Charlotte. It is now been cancelled according to a tweet from Scott’s brother and bandmate Grant Hutchison via the band’s Twitter account.

Read more: Remembering Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison – a friend through dark times


The tweet reads: “We’ve made the decision to cancel The First Incident on June 1st. Some people have said that they’d like to donate their ticket cost to charity.”

The charity the band have asked fans to donate to is the Scottish Association For Mental Health which is the largest charity to provide mental health support and services in Scotland. You can learn more about SAMH here. Check out the tweet from Frightened Rabbit below:

Hutchison was found dead on Thursday evening (May 10), with his family confirming the news on Friday, May 11.

The 36-year-old Frightened Rabbit frontman was initially reported missing in the early hours of the Thursday morning.

The music world – including NME’s Andrew Trendell – have paid tribute to the singer since the news was confirmed. NME have also rounded up some of Hutchison’s best performances.


Tributes have also come in from The National’s Aaron Dessner, Idlewild’s Roddy Woomble, Twin Atlantic, Snow Patrol, Death Cab For Cutie’s Benjamin Gibbard, Glasvegas and Manchester Orchestra.

For help and advice on mental health issues, check out the organisations below: