Keith Flint tribute DJ set at Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled
The ‘Keith Flint Appreciation Hour’ DJ set to honour The Prodigy singer at Glastonbury 2019 has been cancelled.
Earlier in the week, we announced that Glastonbury Festival would host a very special DJ set in tribute to the late singer of The Prodigy, Keith Flint. Today though, we must confirm that the special hour has now been cancelled by organiser and former Prodigy member Gizz Butt.
Gizz was a memeber of the band as a guitarist during the 90s and was keen to pay tribute to Flint with his ‘Keith Flint Appreciation Hour’ DJ Set and the legendary Shangri-La stage at this year’s event.
However, Butt, real name Graham Butt, has had to cancel the set as the reasons for producing the hour and championing it begins to be convoluted by the press. “I’m sorry to say this but I’m going to pull out of DJ’ing the Keith Flint appreciation hour,” he posted on social media.
“People are seeing it as an act of self-promotion and I never wanted that. Also, it’s getting so big with the press and I don’t feel worthy of it.”
Gizz offered his reasons for cancelling in a follow-up statement which stated he was afraid of upsetting those closest to Keith.
He said: “My reason for standing down isn’t anything to do with internet trolls. It’s due to the reason that it’s messing with the heads of some people that are closest to Keith and it’s causing upset and I never intended for that to happen.
“The last thing I want to do is cause upset and create bad karma, especially with people that are the most important people involved, that are grieving and will be for a long time.”