Oasis and the PET SHOP BOYS have just issued a statement explaining their decision to pull out of tonight’s (July 1) scheduled performances at ROSKILDE FESTIVAL in DENMARK, where eight PEARL JAM fans died in a crush at the front of the main stage last night.
The statement reads: “PET SHOP BOYS and Oasis will not be performing tonight at Roskilde Festival. They feel that security arrangements have not changed fundamentally since last night and are concerned that there could be a repeat of yesterday’s tragedy.
“Also, they feel that it would be disrespectful to those who were killed and their families to perform in front of the site where the deaths occurred.
“Finally, they would like to communicate their sympathies and condolences to the families and friends of those killed.”
As previously reported on nme.com, festival organisers stated that they decided to proceed with the festival, which has attraced 100,000 music fans, after consulting with police officers. In a joint statement earlier today, Oasis and Pet Shop Boys called for the festival to be curtailed.