July 24, 2023
PETALING JAYA – A group of lawyers is working probono on a class action suit by local artistes and vendors against the British band The 1975.
“We are putting our hearts and minds to improving the first working draft of the class action,” said lawyer Mathew Thomas Philip in a Facebook post yesterday.“If there is any information that you may possess and which may have a bearing on the suit against The 1975, such as the location of their assets, please contact our probono team,” he added.
The 1975’s concert at Good Vibes Festival 2023 on Friday was stopped abruptly after lead singer Matty Healy ranted and then kissed bassist Ross MacDonald on stage, leading to the organiser pulling the plug on the band’s act.
The act has led to a total ban on The 1975 performing in the country, while the organisers were forced to refund tickets after the Communications and Digital Ministry cancelled the rest of the festival that was supposed to end yesterday.
Meanwhile, the group of lawyers is reportedly calling for a townhall meeting with artistes and vendors affected by the concert’s cancellation.
The townhall is tentatively scheduled to be held at 7pm tomorrow at Barrister’s Brew, Sri Hartamas in Kuala Lumpur.