Austin City Limits Music Festival organizers issued an apology and made a donation to Texas Abortion Funds after cutting off the sound during Phoebe Bridgers‘ set.
Bridgers was cut off in the middle of her final song “I Know the End” during her ACL performance. She later angrily tweeted, “lol f**k acl.”
However, ACL issued a statement to the Austin-American Statesman explaining the incident, which reads, “Unfortunately, due to a miscommunication on stage by ACL Festival personnel, the sound on the final song of (the) Phoebe Bridgers set was cut off during her ACL Fest weekend two performance. We wish this had not happened and extend our apologies to Phoebe.”
“After positive conversations between festival organizers and the artist about the situation, ACL Fest has made a donation to Texas Abortion Funds to show our support for Phoebe and an organization close to her heart,” the statement added.
Bridgers appreciated the gesture, tweeting “Thank you”.
Earlier this month, Bridgers had shared a cover of Bo Burnham‘s “That Funny Feeling” exclusively via her Bandcamp, with all the proceeds from the track going to Texas Abortion Funds.
The Texas Abortion Funds will split the proceeds evenly between several organizations: Texas Equal Access Fund, the Bridge Collective, Clinic Access Support Network, West Fund, Jane’s Due Process, Fund Texas Choice, Support Your Sistah at the Afiya Center, the Lilith Fund, Frontera Fund, and Whole Woman’s Health Alliance, Inc.
Like several other artists, Bridgers has been spoken out against the new Texas Abortion Law, which bans abortion after six weeks into a pregnancy.
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