For one day during the Lokerse Feesten Music Festival in the city of Ghent, Belgium, you won’t be able to score one of the region’s famous “horse-meat sausages”.
Organizers have decided to honor musician/veg-activist Morrissey by banning the sale of all meat products on the day he’s scheduled to perform. Food stalls will all switch to vegetarian grub instead.
“The Lokerse Feesten have had their eye on Morrissey for a very long time,” organizers said in a release. “For this edition we finally managed to get him over and we are very pleased about this.”
“Further to that, the addition of Morrissey to the line-up meant a welcomed catering challenge for one day. As more and more people are introducing veggie days in their diet, we considered one meatless-day out of 10 Lokerse Feesten days a healthy break for all. Our food stalls will be serving you an array of healthy vegetarian dishes.”
The 52-year-old has made headlines in the past for canceling gigs in the middle of sets due to the smell of meat from concession stands. He regularly demands that concert halls ban all meat while he’s performing, so it appears that organizers for this particular festival were already keenly aware of what it would take to keep him. Quite the force for change, right?