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Country festival bans “divisive symbols” including Confederate flags

Coachella, has banned Confederate flags from its 2022 event.A section on the festival’s rules page lists things that are prohibited from being brought into the event, including “divisive symbols” such as “Confederate flags and racially disparaging or other inappropriate imagery/public displays”.The 2022 Stagecoach Festival began yesterday (April 29) at Indio, California’s Empire Polo Club – the same venue as Coachella. Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and Luke Combs are this year’s headliners.Last year, Combs apologised for appearing in a music video that used Confederate flag imagery.
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