Singer Ani DiFranco has canceled her headlining concert at the Festival for the Eno in July to protest House Bill 2.
“Today I stand arm in arm with my community, friends, family and fellow citizens in condemning this unjust law,” she said in a statement. “And while I was looking forward to coming to Durham, I can not in good conscience do so at this time.”
DiFranco is the latest musician to cancel a concert in the state. She joins the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr.
“I wish to add my voice through this small action to the chorus of all of those working to make our world a more loving and accepting place,” she said.
DiFranco encouraged people in the area to attend the festival.
The yearly festival is meant to support the Eno River Association, which was founded to protect the natural resources of the Eno River.
View DiFranco’s full statement here.