K-Pop Group Jannabi Issues Official Apology After Rock Festival Controversy

K-Pop group Jannabi said they regret their rude behavior towards the public at a rock festival

K-pop group Jannabi have come forward to apologize for their questionable behavior at the 2022 Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival.

On August 6, the group performed at the Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival, joining a line-up that also included Crying Nut, Jaurim, SeSoNeon, Nell, Vampire Weekend and Japanese Breakfast, reported ALLKPOP.

The day after the event, attendees alleged that Jannabi’s behavior was rude to the crowd during their under-headlining act, particularly at the expense of American rock band Vampire Weekend, whose headliner poster was to follow immediately afterwards.

Attendees also claimed that Jannabi members said, “We don’t even know who the next group is.”

They also encouraged the audience to leave before the next act saying, “Go home now, everyone. We are going to play [our song] Come back homeand then we’ll leave.”

There were also claims that Jannabi played an encore that came within Vampire Weekend’s designated performance time, adding that the delay affected the next band’s ability to complete their setlist, according to ALLKPOP.

On August 7, the group responded to the claims and posted a statement on their official Instagram account.

“Standing on the stage we dreamed of and in front of a wonderful audience, we couldn’t get over the excitement and caused inconvenience to other bands and fans with careless words,” the statement read.

It further read, “The intention was never meant this way, but we didn’t know it could be seen this way. We will be careful not to make such a mistake in the future. Thank you for joining us!”


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