On Sunday, the Austin music festival responded in a statement, “Unfortunately, due to a miscommunication on stage by ACL Festival personnel, the sound on the final song of (the) Phoebe Bridgers set was cut off during her ACL Fest weekend two performance. We wish this had not happened and extend our apologies to Phoebe. After positive conversations between festival organizers and the artist about the situation, ACL Fest has made a donation to Texas Abortion Funds to show our support for Phoebe and an organization close to her heart.”
Thank you. https://t.co/f2CjZpkzjX
— traitor joe (@phoebe_bridgers) October 11, 2021
After Bridgers’ set was cut short, presumably in response to her going over her allotted time, several musicians reached out in support to Bridgers’ now-deleted tweet. “holy shit, they cut your mic?! I would have taken a piss on the stage,” Margo Price replied. Jason Isbell added, “Make your own festival it’s more fun.”
Bridgers has been raising money for Texas Abortion Funds with her recent cover of Bo Burnham’s tune “That Funny Feeling,” out now exclusively via her Bandcamp. The Texas Abortion Funds will split the proceeds evenly between several organizations: Texas Equal Access Fund, the Bridge Collective, Clinic Access Support Network, West Fund, Jane’s Due Process, Fund Texas Choice, Support Your Sistah at the Afiya Center, the Lilith Fund, Frontera Fund, and Whole Woman’s Health Alliance, Inc.