Artists abandon Israel music festival

More performers have dropped out of the Meteor Festival lineup as fans and human rights activists continue to urge pop singer Lana Del Rey and other slated artists not to “art-wash” Israel’s crimes against Palestinians. The festival is set to take place next week in northern Israel. Earlier this week New York-based DJ Volvox stated on Facebook that she decided to cancel her appearance at the festival, citing the “complex” situation. “My heart goes out to the young Israelis and Palestinians who were looking forward to my show, I recognize that they despise this conflict as we all do and yearn to be free of it,” she wrote. He added that he would be holding a fundraiser for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement and Palestinian organizations.
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