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Odd Future Dropped From Big Day Out NZ 2012 Line-Up

Odd Future Dropped From Big Day Out NZ 2012 Line-Up

Monday 7th November, 2011 9:04AM

No stranger to controversy, Odd Future have been dropped from the New Zealand Big Day Out line-up next year due to the hateful nature of some of their lyrics. Reminiscent of the removal of Beanie Man from the line-up in 2010, the story emerged on Friday and has received international media attention.

A protest was put forward to the BDO promoters and the Auckland City Council who were instrumental in getting the act removed from the bill - GayNZ.com have the full back story.

Here is the official statement from BDO promoter, Ken West:

"The Auckland City Council has jumped the gun, leaking that Odd Future will no longer be appearing at the Auckland Big Day Out due to lobbyist groups.

We are currently in discussions with Odd Future and will be announcing their own solo show for Auckland in the coming weeks. This does not affect Australia. Last time they played for the government at Vivid!"

The second BDO line-up announcement is expected this week.





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