Slowthai removed from Rock Werchter lineup following rape charges

Slowthai removed from Rock Werchter lineup following rape charges
The British artist Slowthai. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Belgian festival Rock Werchter has removed the Grammy-nominated rapper Slowthai from its line-up after he appeared in court on rape charges last week in the UK.

The British artist, whose real name is Tyron Frampton, was set to appear at the Flemish festival on 30 June.

However, his concert has now been cancelled. Rock Werchter's website no longer displays any information when clicking on his name.

The rapper was charged with two counts of rape in 2021. While in court, he refused to speak and only gave his name, address and date of birth, before being released on bail.

Slowthai has claimed his innocence on social media, with the trial due to continue next month.

In recent weeks, British festivals Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds as well as Parklife have also removed the rapper from their lineups.


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