I have just seen Moby perform at Concert Across America to End Gun Violence, and I have just learnt that the musician is organizing a new festival at the Henry Fonda theater on October 23rd. This was announced a few weeks ago, and this new festival will address another issue dear to Moby (and to me): animal rights. Circle V is a 100% vegan festival with all proceeds going to mercy for animals! What a good idea!
‘Circle V is the coming together of my life’s work, animal rights and music,’ declared Moby. ‘I couldn’t be more excited about this event and am so proud to be headlining.’
This will be Moby’s only live show this year, and beside Moby, Blaqk audio and Cold Cave are scheduled to perform, and at the top of this, numerous speakers are announced, like tattoo enthusiast Kat Von D, NBA star John Salley, television journalist Jane Velez-Mitchell, and many others: Kathy Freston, Nathan Runkle, Ingrid Newkirk, Gene Baur, Dr. Neal Barnard, Julieanna Hever, Uma Valeti, Mary Mattern, Kip Andersen + Keegan Kuhn… of course I expect all the food trucks to be 100% free of cruelty to animals.
For the occasion, Moby & the Void Pacific Choir have released this new video, ‘Don’t leave me’, taken from their debut album ‘These Systems are Failing’ and of course the clip below will remind you the type of horror movie Morrissey makes his audience endure each time they get to see him. However, too few people accept to see the reality of the meat industry, this is an excellent and courageous thing to do, go Moby!
‘Circle V believes that a future in which animals are granted basic rights is possible if we all act today,’ you can read below the video.
Tickets for the festival are on sale here.
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