American musician Marc Rebillet was forced to walk off the stage at Adelaide's Listen Out festival on Friday night after being abused by the 'hostile' crowd.
Taking to X to share a video of the incident, Marc wrote, "Got decimated tonight playing before Ice Spice. This was before they started throwing s**t."
"I don’t blame them entirely, they’re just children and my set was in the way of their munch. Still, kind of a crazy thing to experience! Hope they become cooler adults," the musician said of the mostly under-18 audience that was booing him.
He added, "They were still throwing bottles at me and getting my computer and keyboard wet; had to step off stage before they f***ed up my equipment permanently. Aaaaanyway I’m done ranting, bless their hearts."
The electronic musician, who rose to fame during Covid lockdowns when he would livestream improvised songs featuring electronic loops, is known for spending time with the crowd during his shows, allowing people to share their thoughts on the mic, which he then incorporates into songs. However, the Adelaide crowd was particularly rowdy, with one man heard saying, "Get off the f***ing stage!"
"F*** off and get Ice Spice," another can be heard yelling, with the crowd beginning to chant: "Get off! Get off!"
Got decimated tonight playing before Ice Spice. This was before they started throwing shit 😂 pic.twitter.com/HHOVjVYH4x
— MARC REBILLET (@marcrebillet) September 22, 2023
Marc was quickly taken away by security guards 30 minutes before his set ended as people began throwing bottles at him.
Many musicians and fans shared support for Marc, with Zedd responding, "Ughhhh man I’m sorry you had to experience that."
"I WILL RIOT," Alison Wonderland wrote.
"Imagine getting to see Marc Rebillet open for your favorite artist and this is how you act," one user added.
"Marc Rebillet is a champion human being who does so much for his fans. This behaviour is gross," one Reddit user said of the incident.
Many slammed the festival organisers for putting Marc before Ice Spice, with one Redditor saying, "Honestly a dumb move to put him on a stage before Rnb/rap [artists] who are notorious for having utter s**t crowds."
"Yeah that’s a shocking effort from the event organisers," another agreed.
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