While we are still waiting for a formal statement from NOFX, the band as well as Me First And the Gimme Gimmes (featuring Fat Mike) will no longer be performing at the Camp Punk In Drublic festival that is scheduled to kick off this weekend in Columbus, Ohio. Descendents are now replacing NOFX’s place on Saturday while the Vandals will take over Me First and the Gimme Gimmes’ slot on Friday.
The organizers of the event including Fat Mike shared the following statement:
“FROM THE FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS & FAT MIKE:
Camp Punk In Drublic festival producers have announced that NOFX and Me First And The Gimme Gimmes (featuring Fat Mike) will not be performing at this weekend’s festival at Legend Valley near Columbus, OH.
Descendents have been added to the Saturday festival lineup, replacing NOFX, and The Vandals have been added to the Friday Night Kickoff Party, replacing Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.
While NOFX is known for their dark, uncomfortable humor, the festival producers of Camp Punk In Drublic are shocked and disappointed by the band’s recent statements about the Route 91 Harvest Festival victims and country music fans. These statements do not reflect the feelings or views of the Camp Punk In Drublic festival, its staff, and its sponsors.
The festival producers support fans of all music genres and take safety very seriously at all of their events.
Out of respect for Route 91 Harvest Festival victims and their families, Camp Punk In Drublic will make a donation to a fund benefiting those affected by the 2017 tragedy.”