Sydney band With Confidence have been removed from UNIFY Gathering‘s 2018 festival lineup, after allegations of sexual misconduct involving minors were made against two band members. The band have also said they are now “taking a step back from touring”.
In a statement, UNIFY Gathering organisers say, “The organisers of UNIFY Gathering are aware of the allegations being made against the band With Confidence. While this story continues to evolve, we want you to know we are taking this very seriously.
“As of right now, With Confidence will no longer be playing UNIFY 2018.”
With Confidence split from their guitarist Luke ‘Rockets’ Thomas (pictured left) earlier this month, after he was accused of sexual misconduct with a minor.
The band have since revealed that they are “looking into” similar allegations against frontman Jayden Seeley.
UNIFY Gathering 2018 will take place in Gippsland, Victoria in January. Read organisers’ statement in full below, alongside With Confidence’s latest statement.
If you need assistance, 1800 RESPECT – the National Sexual Assault, Domestic and Family Violence Counselling Service — can be reached on 1800 737 732, while Lifeline can be reached on 13 11 14.
Gallery: Unify Gathering 2017 / Photos: Nikki Williams
Sydney Band With Confidence Removed From UNIFY Gathering 2018 Lineup - Music Feeds
The organisers of UNIFY Gathering are aware of the allegations being made against the band With Confidence. While this story continues to evolve, we want you to know we are taking this very seriously.
As of right now, With Confidence will no longer be playing UNIFY 2018.
— UNIFY Gathering (@UNIFYgathering) November 16, 2017
We are taking a step back from touring while we process and think on recent developments.
— With Confidence (@withconfidence_) November 16, 2017