Sweden’s largest music pageant is being cancelled in 2018 after one rape and a number of experiences of sexual assault at this yr’s occasion.

Bravalla was headlined by System of a Down, Linkin Park, Alesso and The Killers on the weekend.

However police within the Swedish city of Norrkoping say they obtained 11 experiences of sexual assault this yr.

Officers say the rape sufferer was attacked whereas Swedish group Håkan Hellström carried out on Friday night time.

Organisers have released a statement saying that subsequent yr’s occasion will not be going down.

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There have been additionally quite a few sexual abuse claims made throughout and after final yr’s pageant with 5 experiences of rape made to police.

Mumford and Sons mentioned they wanted guarantees about girls’s security following their headline slot in 2016.

“We can’t play at this pageant once more till we have had assurances from the police and organisers that they are doing one thing to fight what seems to be a disgustingly excessive charge of reported sexual violence.”

Bravalla Festival in Sweden

The German firm which organises Bravalla, FKP Scorpio, mentioned it was a disgrace that some males could not behave correctly and did not assume it was secure to placed on one other occasion.

“Phrases can not describe how extremely unhappy we’re about this, and we most significantly remorse and condemn this,” mentioned a press launch on the pageant’s web site.

“This isn’t OK. We don’t settle for this at our pageant. Subsequently, now we have determined to not organise Bravalla 2018.”

Norrköping in Sweden

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven described final yr’s assaults on girls as “completely unacceptable” and mentioned legal guidelines on sexual assault could be tightened within the nation.

In Could, greater than 25 UK music festivals turned off their web sites for a day as a part of a zero-tolerance marketing campaign highlighting sexual assaults.

The Affiliation of Impartial Festivals (AIF) says it desires festival-goers to pay attention to on-site help companies accessible to assist victims.

It follows two rapes eventually yr’s Studying Competition.

Marketing campaign group Girls Against are additionally elevating consciousness of the issue of individuals being groped at gigs.

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