“We will profile you and stop you entering”: Stereosonic to violent punters

This morning the internet exploded with Onelove CEO and Stereosonic co-founder Frank Cotela’s Facebook post criticising the “Roid up Bro’s muscle culture” that many blame for causing a series of brawls at this year’s Stereosonic events. Footage of the brawls made its way onto YouTube, attracting a squall of criticism on social media, and Cotela took to Facebook yesterday to make his feelings clear.

“Everyone is over The Roid up Bro’s muscle culture, can’t they just see that they are a laughing stock…” Cotela wrote. “Brother EVERYONE is laughing at your Shorts, singlets, fake tans, bumbags and cartoon shaped bodies … but more importantly we are sick of the charged up violence you bring… time for a change! If it means that we will profile you at entry point and stop you entering – you will be stopped! 40 dumb khunts are not going to spoil a great day enjoyed by thousands!”

Cotela also threw his support behind a new campaign to staunch violence this festive season, Keep Your Shirt On; you can sign the pledge to “take a stand against street-violence” over here. inthemix has approached the team at Stereosonic for comment on whether there will be new policies put in place at future festivals to prevent violence; we’ll keep you updated with the response.

It wasn’t all criticism from Stereosonic co-founder Frank Cotela, though; he also took to Facebook to give a shout out to the many Australian acts that ruled Stereosonic this year, from Will Sparks and Peking Duk to Alison Wonderland, NERVO, Carmada and Nina Las Vegas. Read that full post below, and stay tuned for the official word from Stereosonic on plans for 2015.