Austin City Limits Festival announced on Thursday (October 11th) that Børns (the stage name for Garrett Borns) will not be returning to the event’s second weekend after he appeared on the first weekend.
The festival tweeted: “Børns will no longer be performing at ACL Fest this weekend. An updated performance schedule is available on the ACL Fest website and our Official mobile app.”
Speculation says that the removal from the lineup is a product of the accusations of sexual misconduct against the artist back in September. While none of the accusers have claimed the 26-year-old did anything strictly nonconsensual – there are various allegations of underaged grooming, coercion and overly aggressive sexual acts.
Børns took to Instagram to voice his opinion over the accusations when the news originally broke: