Wu-Tang Clan to Replace Die Antwoord at Riot Fest 2019 Lineup

22nd August 2019 | Category: Concerts

Big news coming up from the Riot Fest organizers, confirming that Wu-Tang Clan will be performing at this year’s edition of the festival.

The iconic hip-hop group will hit the stage on Saturday, September 14 in Douglas Park, Chicago. If you want to see them perform, click right here to acquire your tickets.

Wu-Tang Clan join the already formidable lineup of this fest which includes the likes of Blink-182, The Flaming Lips, Jawbreaker, Slayer, Rise Against, Bikini Kill, Ween and many others.

The three-day happening will celebrate its 15th anniversary and the organizers are now ecstatic to welcome the 2017 alumni who brought a memorable performance three years ago.

Wu-Tang Clan are replacing Die Antwoord who have been removed from the lineup after a video surfaced of the group members using homophobic slurs in 2012. Namely, the video shows band member Ninja in a physical confrontation with Andy Butler from Hercules and Love Affair. Also in the video, another Wu-Tang Clan member ¥o-landi can be heard using a homophobic slur several times during the altercation.

The band has since explained that the altercation which occurred in Australia was not a hate crime.

“This fight had nothing to with the fact that this guy was gay. We dont care about people’s sexual preference. Our DJ and best friend DJ HITEK is gay, and alot of people in our crew are gay,” the statement said.

However, in addition to Riot Fest, Die Antwoord have also been dropped from the 2019 edition of the Louder Than Life festival.

Riot Fest 2019

Show Date and Time: September 13-15, 2019

Show Location: Douglas Park, Chicago, Illinois

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