A Lankum concert due to take place in Germany at a festival on Sunday night was cancelled due to the group's “political stance”.
Lankum, an experimental folk quartet hailed as one of the most unique and captivating acts in Ireland at the moment, had been set to play at the TransCentury Festival which took place in Leipzig, Germany over the last few days.
The group, who received widespread acclaim for their fourth album False Lankum, have been vocal in their showing of solidarity with the people of Palestine, with the outfit also playing the Gig For Gaza at the end of the month, billed with a plethora of Ireland’s finest artists.
However, the four-piece had their Sunday night show with German Brazillian artist Gloria De Oliveira cancelled due to what the festival has said is their “political stance” which does not represent that of the festival.
A post on the TransCentury Festival Instagram page, alongside a black square, said: “The Lankum and Gloria De Oliveira concerts tonight will not take place.
“Lankum represents a political stance that we as a venue and festival do not represent. In consultation with the artists, we have agreed to cancel the concert.” It added that refunds would be issued.
The German government have been staunch supporters of Israel, with a recent protest in Dublin by Members of the Irish Jewish organisation, Jews for Palestine, taking place outside of the German Embassy demanding Germany stop supporting Israeli genocide in Gaza.
Lankum had previously said, when announcing the Gig For Gaza: “Like most people of sound mind and reason around the globe, we are heartbroken and shocked to see the indiscriminate murder of children and civilians happening for the past few weeks.
"This, on top of decades of oppression, persecution and dehumanisation is something we can only struggle to comprehend. That is why we are very proud to raise our voices in solidarity with the people of Palestine. It's the very very least we can do."
The Gig For Gaza, which features Lankum, Damien Dempsey, The Mary Wallopers and more, takes place in the 3Arena on November 28, tickets can be found here.
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