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Ten Walls Dropped From Festivals
Christian Eede , June 8th, 2015 12:50

A number of promoters have begun removing the producer from their line-ups following a homophobic Facebook post

Lithuanian producer Ten Walls, real name Marijus Adomaitis, has been removed from a number of festival line-ups this summer as the fallout from a homophobic rant, shared via Facebook, continues.

Sonar, PITCH and Creamfields have all removed the 'Walking With Elephants' producer from their bills in the aftermath of the post in which he referred to LGBTQ people as "people of different breed". Adomaitis also likened homosexuality to pedophile abuse committed by Catholic priests, as reported by Gay Star News. Sonar Festival said that Adomaitis will no longer appear since "his statements are at odds with the nature and ethos of the festival", while Amsterdam's PITCH Festival said in a statement that "comments like these are so far from our beliefs that it wouldn’t make any sense to have this act playing our festival." Creamfields, in a statement, said that "whilst we respect freedom of speech, we find his defamatory and prejudiced comments about the gay community extremely offensive and feel that this is not in line with the spirit of Creamfields or an opinion that we support."

Producer Fort Romeau also this morning pulled out of a planned support slot at Ten Walls' show at London's Koko in November, saying that "while cancelling one gig is hardly going to change the world, it does stand as a personal rejection of bigotry, fear and intolerance". Ten Walls' booking agency, Coda, appear too to have removed his information from their site as of this morning.

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