Organizers for the country’s largest music festival say they will focus on creating new events going forward.
FKP Scorpio, organizers for Sweden’s Bråvalla Festival have officially announced the end of the country’s largest and most popular music festival. Following last year’s event, organizers said the festival would be canceled for 2018 after an excess of sexual assaults.
In 2017, Police in Östergötland, where the festival is held, said four rapes and 23 sexual assaults were reported over the weekend. In 2016, there were five rapes and 12 cases of sexual assault reported over the four days.
Days after the 2017 edition, organizers told The Guardian “Certain men … apparently cannot behave. It’s a shame. We have therefore decided to cancel Bråvalla 2018.”