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Monday 30 August 2004

Protests put end to reggae festival

The reaction by organisers, and potential venues, in the face of protests by gay protesters objecting to the presence of two homophobic artists on the bill seems a little over the top - they could just have agreed to uninvite the two acts concerned. Evidently that would have been too simple. It's a shame the whole thing has been cancelled - I've nothing against reggae per se, even if it is certainly not my kind of music. However, the protesters are not responsible for the cancellation, the organisers and potential venues have acted in what they no doubt consider their own best interests. So be it.

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