Jackmaster admits to ‘attempting to kiss, grab people against their will’ at Love Saves The Day festival.
Following Jackmaster’s apology for “abusive” and “inappropriate” behaviour, Scottish artists now admitted “attempting to kiss and grab people against their will,” at the Love Saves The Day festival in May.
According to RA, a member of the LSTD staff, who wishes to remain anonymous, has shared her perspective on the events surrounding Jackmaster’s actions at the Bristol festival. Resident Advisor has obtained statements from her, Jackmaster, real name Jack Revill, and the Love Saves The Day team.
Following Revill’s apology for “inappropriate” behaviour on Monday, an events staff member has described the May incident in more detail. She says, “Jack’s behaviour on the night towards me crossed the boundaries of acceptability, regardless of the fact he was clearly off his head… Myself and other staff that he hurt, offended and upset on the night spoke with the festival management, and decided that the incidents had to be addressed and not ignored.”
Anonymous Love Saves The Day staff member:
Although I wish to remain anonymous, I was one of the female members of staff who was a recipient of Jack’s actions on the night of Love Saves The Day.
Jack’s behaviour on the night towards me crossed the boundaries of acceptability, regardless of the fact he was clearly off his head. What made the matter worse is that it happened in front of so many people, and so many witnesses, and it took far too long for anybody to step in and try to take control of Jack or intervene in the slightest. People just stood by like it was OK behaviour.
Myself and other staff that he hurt, offended and upset on the night spoke with the festival management and decided that the incidents had to be addressed and not ignored.
Jack agreed to meet directly with all the staff his actions had affected on the night to offer his apologies. In that meeting, I was able to directly address Jack to tell him how humiliated and upset his behaviour made me feel and the fact it’s something that hasn’t left my mind since it happened.
The meeting environment was quite intense; I was afraid to see him again even though he had reached out to me before the face-to-face to offer his apology. There was an agenda, but before we had started, he had said that he would do whatever it takes to make us all feel better. If we wanted him to go hand himself into the police right now, he would do it, offer a public apology, whatever it took to make us all feel better again. I could see and feel he was completely sincere in what he was saying. He said he was disgusted by his own behaviour and that this had been the catalyst for him making real changes to his life.
At the end of the meeting, we all agreed with Jack that a public apology might help prevent this type of behaviour happening again anywhere in the industry and encourage people to step in quicker to stop it. Everyone has a responsibility to intervene when they see something like that happening, and if they don’t feel they can step in, they should go and get help.
That the response to his post on Monday was quite sickening, in that it was hijacked by untruths and lad humour—perhaps this is systematic of UK culture at the moment—is why it is so important for Jack to clarify what happened.
The incident resulted with Jackmaster already being canceled for some festivals.