TRNSMT Festival is facing backlash after confirming the Scottish event’s lineup that includes notorious anti-vaxxer Ian Brown.
The former Stone Roses frontman is billed to play the Glasgow Green event on Friday September 10th, carrying over his slot from last year’s original line-up, and taking second place on the bill behind headliners Courteeners.
Other artists booked include The Chemical Brothers, Primal Scream, Little Simz, AJ Tracey, Georgia, and more.
Last year, Brown released the anti-mask and conspiracy theory-filled song ‘Little Seed Big Tree’ that included lyrics like: “Dr. Evil, and his needle … A false vaccine, like a bad dream.”
Fans have expressed their dismay at Brown being booked, with some hoping a vaccine passport would be in place for the event, meaning he wouldn’t be allowed entry.
I hope they make Trnsmt a vaccine passport event to absolutely rattle Ian Brown. https://t.co/QmW6k3vbOj
— James (@BarrheadKillie) March 26, 2021
Hope everyone wears a mask when Ian Brown is on https://t.co/1MplRhVJ7R
— Chris (@RodneyFarmer) March 26, 2021
Not Progressive Glasgow Festival TRNSMT Booking Renowned Anti-Vaxxer Ian Brown As Their Headliner.
— Ribeka (@r_ibeka) March 26, 2021
I wonder how much time of Ian Brown’s set will be given to anti-vax propaganda https://t.co/ylTmuhzfKW
— sophie (@runwayinchicago) March 26, 2021
Ian Brown (anti-vaxxer extraordinaire) is playing at a festival called transmit.
— Thatcher's Legacy (@Thatcher_legacy) March 26, 2021