British band The 1975 banned from performing in Malaysia

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The Central Agency for Application for Filming and Performance by Foreign Artistes (Puspal) has confirmed that the British band The 1975 is banned from performing in the country.

The committee, in a statement today, said that it had also lodged a police report against the band and the Good Vibes Festival (GVF) organisers, Future Sound Asia, over their negligence and failure to comply with the terms set by the committee.

The police report was lodged on behalf of the Communication and Digital Ministry.

Puspal said the band’s frontman Matt Healy’s action was an insult that directly disregarded the country’s law and violated the morals of Malaysians.

“The organisers have given a guarantee that they will take full responsibility for the band’s performance, during their application.

“The committee would not tolerate any parties that provoke or perform rudely during their shows in the country,” said the statement.

This came after Communication and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil confirmed that the remaining two days of GVF, that is today July 22 to 23 have been cancelled.


Fahmi also said that the organisers had been instructed to identify a compensation mechanism for ticket buyers.

The 1975’s performance, which was supposed to close the first day of GVF at Sepang International Circuit last night, came to an abrupt stop after Healy’s speech that included profanities directed at the government.

Healy was also seen intoxicated when performing, as well as holding a lit cigarette and kissing his bandmate Ross Macdonald on stage.

He made a quick remark saying that the band had been banned from performing in Kuala Lumpur before leaving the stage for good last night. – NST