Evergreen Terrace and others have dropped off the Kentucky Irate Festival (UPDATED)
....we can't see this festival playing out anymore
Lambgoat has been notified that Evergreen Terrace has indeed pulled out of the drama-filled Kentucky Irate Festival. While the latest post from the festival (as seen below) states the updated line still includes the band, we have reached out to 100% confirm with the band's management, booking team, as well as with the band itself, that they are no longer tied to the festival.
The band does not have a statement as of yet.
Slaughter to Prevail
Yosemite in Black
Detest the Throne
Rivers of Nihil
Bury your dead
In Dying Arms
Tallah The Convalescence
It would seem other Florida bands are also dropping from the event. Bodybox posted a tweet last night telling fans they will plan a make-up date for the missed festival appearance.
Lambgoat has also learned that Traitors plan to cut ties with the festival. However, the band has not yet made a public statement. They are also NOT listed in the post by the festival.
We will, unfortunately, continue to cover this metalcore soap opera once more information comes available.
*It should be noted we reached out to the festival promoters for a statement after hearing yesterday's news, we have not heard back as of posting this.*
UPDATE: The Festival has responded via their Facebook page:
The statement reads:
"So, here I go…
There are a lot of things being said on the internet right now. It seems like everyone has something to say, and I don't blame you. Everyone loves a good show.
The problem is, when people start digging up dirt just to hurt people, it really ruins a good thing. Irate Fest was supposed to be a good thing, and now it's turned into a battle of who can hit the hardest. Something we could have saved for the pit, but decided to bring to social media instead.
The most important thing we are dealing with right now is the allegations against one of the band members who was set to play at irate fest, and who also happened to invest in our festival. He has immediately been removed from our tours and Fest and we no longer have business ties with him.
The only people who were aware of these awful events before this festival was created are those who have been living with these horrible secrets, and we thank you for coming forward and speaking out. I have been made aware that the words I've said in response to a message that was sent to me are being shared across these platforms. I am genuinely sorry if my feelings came across as anything but sympathetic and heartfelt. My point was to say that I don't want the attention you deserve for being brave and speaking out to be watered down by the events of irate fest. My intention was to apologize for your experience and to say that I side with you and you deserve better than this drama being attached to a situation so awful and violating. I would have never done business with him if I had known.
In regards to the locals issue, I am heartbroken by the response of the local community. My former partner, who is apart of the local Louisville scene, was given the task of getting the locals for this event. He told me on May 9, 2022 that all local bands performing on the bill would be required to sell tickets and that they were notified. When I sent the message to the bands about the selling of tickets, I was rude and wrong for my approach. I do understand the importance of local bands in every community, and I regret the way I went about the messaging. I know it is likely too late for sorry but I am, truthfully.
This festival is so important to me. I am a first time creator in the scene and am learning along the way, with my incredible team, how this business works and how to go about different situations with all the people involved. I have amazing people in my corner who are feeling the effects of this backlash from my words, and I regret that they are dealing with this just as much as I am.
Again, I am so sorry for the confusion, the drama, the strained relationships, and the stress this has caused. Please take this as my heart felt apology. Comments have been turned off because it has become an unsafe situation for my children and my family. Thank you for reading and for understanding."
Additionally, the venue, MG's Prime Time Cafe, has announced that the festival is canceled: