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Riot Fest has replaced Die Antwoord with Wu-Tang Clan for their Saturday headlining spot.

The replacement comes right after a video surfaced that showed Die Antwoord’s Ninja and Yolandi engaging in a homophobic attack. 

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The group from South Africa have also been dropped from this year’s Louder Than Life festival since the video surfaced.

The alleged incident seemingly took place in 2012 and the victim was Hercules and Love Affair’s Andy Butler. Yolandi was heard using a homophobic slur. 

Ninja has released a lengthy statement about the attack, claiming that cameraman Ben Crossman ¨edited the video to make it seem like (he) and Yolandi committed a hate crime towards a person because they are gay¨. 

He denied the accusations, saying it was just a “fight with someone who fucked with (them).” 

You can read the full statement below. 

After the video surfaced, Riot Fest issued a tweet on Tuesday saying they dropped Die Antwoord form the festival and that they’d be making an announcement of the replacement on Wednesday.

Then, they revealed that Wu-Tang would be performing instead.

Also, Riot Fest recently added a Late Night show with blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. You can grab tickets for that below. 

More Riot Fest news

Last September, blink-182 canceled several upcoming shows including their headlining set at Riot Fest Chicago. At the time, the band cited medical issues with drummer Travis Barker who wasn’t being cleared by his doctor for the upcoming dates.

Weezer, Run The Jewels and Taking Back Sunday replaced the band at the festival with Weezer even performing a blink classic in their absence. The trio announced plans to return to the festival in 2019, and those plans are finally being confirmed.

In addition to blink-182, JawbreakerRancidManchester Orchestrathe Story So FarPVRISPennywisethe Starting LineNeck DeepGlassjawthe Damned ThingsFrank Iero And The Future Violents, grandsoniDKHOWThis Wild LifeCan’t SwimAngel Du$t and many more are all joining the lineup.

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A recently reunited Bikini Kill will also be playing as well as Slayer performing at their final Chicago show. The Raconteurs will also be playing their first Chicago show in 11 years. Rise Against’s set also marks a special one as they make their Riot Fest return for the first time since 2012 when they played the first outdoor event.

There will also be a handful of full album performances, which you can see below along with the full lineup.

Riot Fest full album performances

Against Me! – Reinventing Axl Rose and Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Avail – Over The James
Bloc Party – Silent Alarm 
Dashboard Confessional – The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most
The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robot
Glassjaw – Worship and Tribute
The Selecter – Too Much Pressure
Senses Fail – From the Depths Of Dreams and Let It Enfold You
Taking Back Sunday – Tell All Your Friends and Louder Now
Ween – The Mollusk

Riot Fest 2019 lineup

blink-182
Slayer
Bikini Kill
The Raconteurs
Rise Against
The Flaming Lips
Jawbreaker
Ween
Bloc Party
Wu-Tang Clan
Patti Smith and Her Band
Taking Back Sunday
Rancid
Violent Femmes
Descendents
Manchester Orchestra
The B-52s
Dashboard Confessional
The Story So Far
Avail
The Struts
Against Me!
PVRIS
Pennywise
The Starting Line
Cock Sparrer
Streetlight Manifesto
Anthrax
Neck Deep
Bob Mould
Hot Snakes

American Football
Guided By Voices
Ride
Lucero
Testament
Andrew W.K.
Senses Fail
The Get Up Kids
Village People
Less Than Jake
Hot Water Music
Glassjaw
GWAR
The Selecter
Anti-Flag
Nick Lowe
Turnover
The Damned Things
Cursive
Turnstile
Surfer Blood
The Ergs!
Save Ferris
Frank Iero and the Future Violents
White Reaper
grandson
H20
I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME
Hot Mulligan
The Hu
Teenage Bottlerocket

Prof
Cherry Glazerr
Dave Hause & The Mermaid
This Wild Life
The Garden
Darkulas
Dead Swords
Can’t Swim
Caroline Rose
The Beaches
Mat Kerekes
Angel Du$t
Microwave
Pkew Pkew Pkew
Sincere Engineer
Skating Polly
No Parents
Ultra Q
Lando Chill
Cleopatrick
Elder Brother
Thin Lips
Chaos Chaos
Kali Masi
Yours Truly
Ganser
Ramona
Hooray, My Parents Are Here!
The Port-A-Hotties
Anustart

Riot Fest is held in Douglas Park in Chicago Sept. 13-15.  Both general admission tickets and VIP packages are on sale now at this link.

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