Riot Fest adds Wu-Tang Clan after announcing Die Antwoord are off lineup
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.
Also, Riot Fest recently added a Late Night show with blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. You can grab tickets for that below.
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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, Jawbreaker, Rancid, Manchester Orchestra, the Story So Far, PVRIS, Pennywise, the Starting Line, Neck Deep, Glassjaw, the Damned Things, Frank Iero And The Future Violents, grandson, iDKHOW, This Wild Life, Can’t Swim, Angel Du$t and many more are all joining the lineup.
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
The Flaming Lips
Patti Smith and Her Band
Taking Back Sunday
The Story So Far
The Starting Line
Guided By Voices
The Get Up Kids
Less Than Jake
Hot Water Music
The Damned Things
Frank Iero and the Future Violents
I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME
Dave Hause & The Mermaid
This Wild Life
Pkew Pkew Pkew
Hooray, My Parents Are Here!
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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