Published Aug 28, 2015Today (August 28), buzzworthy British producer Evian Christ (a Warp signee and Kanye West collaborator) performed an afternoon DJ set at Leeds Festival in England. Unfortunately, the rest of his day wasn't quite as enjoyable, as he got locked up in a holding pen by security.
In a series of tweets, Christ wrote that security didn't believe he was a performer, instead mistaking him for an overzealous fan attempting to break into the festival. He was then locked up in a cage-like pen, which — as can be seen in the video below — is very small and appears to be solitary.
He added that his Sunday appearance at Leeds Festival's sister event, Reading Festival, is cancelled. It's not clear if this is because he missed his transportation due to being locked up, or because he's angry about the incident. Read the messages below:
please #freeevian— evian christ 2015 (@evian_christ) August 28, 2015
really tho actually got put in a cage at a festival headlined by mumford and sons because the festival staff didnt believe i was a dj— evian christ 2015 (@evian_christ) August 28, 2015
Leeds and Reading Festivals haven't issued any public comment on the matter.
and thought i was 'trying to break into the festival' after my set— evian christ 2015 (@evian_christ) August 28, 2015