Fresh-faced UNIFY Gathering 2019 additions Falcifer are doing Aussie female, non-binary and trans artists a huge solid, pledging to donate half of their performance fee for next year’s fest to Australian charity, Girls Rock.
ICYMI: the Adelaide-based quartet recently got the call to play UNIFY after promoters made the decision to remove drawcard act I Killed The Prom Queen from the 2019 roster, following a backlash against vocalist Michael Crafter, based on past sexist comments he’d posted online.
In a statement on Facebook, Falcifier announced plans to donate half of their earnings to Girls Rock Melbourne, “a contribution which Unify has offered to match dollar for dollar”.
“We’ve chosen Girls Rock because we firmly believe in the work they are doing surrounding the empowerment of female, non-binary and trans artists but also to acknowledge the hard work and unpaid hours they put in last year with Outright HC at Unify,” the band write.
“Ladies, non binary and trans people we hear your voices and we will use our last breath screaming for change.”
Falcifier were one of four fresh acts added to the UNIFY Gathering 2019 lineup following IKTPQ’s axing, the others being American metalcore crew Every Time I Die, last year’s conquering heroes Hellions and Perth heavy-hitters Saviour.
Meanwhile, Michael Crafter has issued a statement addressing Prom Queen’s removal from the UNIFY lineup, saying, “Ikptq was removed from the festival for my past comments and I think being held to better standards is a good thing”.
It comes after he previously issued a heartfelt apology for his past transgressions.
The fifth instalment of UNIFY Gathering will hit up a brand new site in Tarwin Meadows, Victoria in January.
Peep the full lineup and all the festival dates here, or read Falcifier’s full statement below.