Without a doubt Jackmaster is one of Scotland’s most famous and most loved DJs, he has seen massive success throughout the past decade, both as a DJ and with his label and party brand Numbers that he co-founded with fellow DJ, Spencer.
Though as with most success, comes the burden of responsibility, and DJs are required to be professional today more than ever.
After this years Love Saves The Day festival in Bristol back in May, the Scot disc jockey found himself in a spot of bother as he had reportedly treated the festival staff badly after going too far with the party.
He Stated “I behaved inappropriately and offensively to staff at the event whilst heavily intoxicated.”, also adding: “substances are an individual’s choice, not an excuse.” You can read the full statements from Jackmaster and Love Saves The Day below.
“I am firm believer in equality and treating people with respect. As such, I want to deeply, unequivocally and publicly apologise for my actions and behaviour at Love Saves The Day festival this year.
I behaved inappropriately and offensively to staff at the event whilst heavily intoxicated. Although I don’t recognise the person recounted to me, I take full responsibility for my actions and the effect on those involved – I am sorry.
As much as this was out of character: substances are an individual’s choice, not an excuse. I have already made major changes to my lifestyle, and will continue these ongoing. Over the last few weeks I have done everything in my ability to confront and address the repercussions of my actions head-on, and apologise personally to those that I affected. This post will serve to remind me that my behaviour was unacceptable, and it is a bid to address issues in the wider events and music industries.
I appreciate the professionalism of Love Saves the Day for taking a strong stance for their staff, whilst maintaining openness throughout.”
Love Saves The Day Festival:
“We received complaints from our staff as to the behaviour of Jack at our Love Saves The Day Festival this summer. We took the complaints extremely seriously and fully investigated the incidents.
Jack met with us and representatives of the staff involved and showed genuine remorse, full responsibility for his actions plus an undertaking to ensure that his behaviour would never be repeated at any event in the future.
Our staff and family have accepted his apology and consider this matter closed, whilst reserving the right to further pursue complaints at such point in the future that we are ever aware of this behaviour being repeated.
Love Saves the Day takes the welfare if its staff and family extremely seriously and will never tolerate any unacceptable behaviour towards them, from any member the public, contractors, or artists.”
If you’re a fan of Jackmaster grab his set from Boiler Room Glasgow below.