Swedish Music Festival Bråvalla Cancels 2018 Edition After Reports of Four Rapes and 28 Sexual Assaults

Swedish Music Festival Bråvalla Cancels 2018 Edition After Reports of Four Rapes and 28 Sexual Assaults
Last year, we reported that a shocking number of sexual assaults took place at Sweden's Bråvalla music festival. Apparently, not enough was done to improve the safety and well-being of its guests, as the 2017 event had even more instances of sexual assault. Now, the event has been cancelled for 2018.

According to the Guardian, the festival had reports of four rapes and 28 instances of sexual assault when it went down from June 28 to July 1 in Östergötland.

"Certain men… apparently cannot behave. It's a shame. We have therefore decided to cancel Bråvalla 2018," the festival's organisers told the Guardian.

Last year, the festival was hit with allegations of five rapes and 12 instances of sexual assault.

Despite warning signs from 2016's edition and ongoing allegations throughout the weekend, this year's fest went ahead regardless. The fest included performances from the Killers, the Chainsmokers, System of a Down, Prophets of Rage, Linkin Park and many others.