Original story (May 6): Several artists on the line-up for recently-announced London event ALT+LDN have called on the festival to remove Die Antwoord from the bill due to alleged abuse.
The South African hip-hop act were previously removed from other bills such as Riot Fest and Life Is Beautiful in 2019, with Bob Vylan and ZAND now calling for the same at this year's UK all-dayer.
“So, some of you may know we are scheduled to play at a festival called ALT+LDN this summer, and on that same festival is a group called Die Antwoord," says Bob Vylan's Bobby in a new video. "Now, I’m not extremely familiar with their music, but that’s neither here nor there, because I am familiar and I’m becoming more
familiar with their history of abuse towards young people, towards vulnerable people, towards gay people, and people of colour.
“Now, needless to say, I’m not fucking thrilled that this band is on the same festival as us; I’m less thrilled that they’re on the same fucking stage as us. But, of course, I have no say over who gets booked for this festival, so looking for things that I can do is becoming challenging. Now, what I can do is ask publicly for ALT+LDN to remove Die Antwoord from this festival, and from this line-up, which is what I’m doing here, now.