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Girls Against pull out of Truck Festival following Moose Blood allegations

Anti-harassment group Girls Against[1] have pulled out of working with Truck Festival over its failure to remove Moose Blood[2] from its line-up. Moose Blood frontman Eddy Brewerton was recently accused of stealing nude photos[3] from a woman’s phone, allegations that he denies. The band are set to play Oxfordshire’s Truck Festival this July, alongside a line-up that includes Friendly Fires, George Ezra, De La Soul, Jake Bugg and more.

Girls Against, who campaign to eliminate sexual harassment at live music venues, were “working closely” with Truck Festival and had previously called on its organisers to drop Moose Blood from this year’s event amid the allegations. Now, a statement from the group confirms that they will no longer continue the “collaboration” with Truck Festival, but that they have offered “safety ideas” that they hope will be implemented.

“We feel it would be potentially compromising for our values as a campaign to have our name associated with a festival that has Moose Blood on the bill,” the statement reads.

“Girls Against might not be directly associated with the festival, but we would still love to provide them with our safety ideas and have extended an offer to do so. We understand they are committed to running a safe and fun festival and we share many moral values.” Read the full statement below.

A statement provided to NME from Truck Festival reads: “After discussions with Girls Against, we respect their reasons for not partnering with us this year. We remain friends and hope to collaborate with them in the future.”

Girls Against have taken the decision to pull out of our collaboration with Truck Festival. Our reasons are here: pic.twitter.com/w3wPKQAgft[4]

— Girls Against (@girlsagainst) March 9, 2018[5]

Official statement regarding Moose Blood and their performance at Truck Festival pic.twitter.com/wZGql3TaiC[6] — Girls Against (@girlsagainst) February 7, 2018[7]

Moose Blood previously released a statement, indicating that they are to take legal action over the stolen nude photos allegation. “We are aware of an allegation made against us concerning alleged theft of photographs and invasion of privacy,” they said in a statement.

“This allegation is entirely false and we strongly refute it.

Until now we have resisted giving it any credence by commenting. However, the many repeats on social media have left us no option but to make our position clear.

“We are taking legal action. The process to resolve this issue is underway.

We do not propose to comment further at this stage.

“We’d like to thank all our fans from the bottom of our hearts for your true loyalty & support.”

The band previously parted ways with drummer Glenn Harvey due to accusations of inappropriate behaviour.

  • For help, advice or more information regarding sexual harassment, assault and rape in the UK, visit the Rape Crisis[8] charity website.

    In the US, visit RAINN[9].


  1. ^ Girls Against (www.nme.com)
  2. ^ Moose Blood (www.nme.com)
  3. ^ accused of stealing nude photos (www.nme.com)
  4. ^ pic.twitter.com/w3wPKQAgft (t.co)
  5. ^ March 9, 2018 (twitter.com)
  6. ^ pic.twitter.com/wZGql3TaiC (t.co)
  7. ^ February 7, 2018 (twitter.com)
  8. ^ Rape Crisis (rapecrisis.org.uk)
  9. ^ RAINN (www.rainn.org)

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