Rock am Ring – Rock im Park: After criticism: Pantera not at music festivals


Rock am Ring – Rock in the Park
After criticism: Pantera not at music festivals

The site of the festival "Rock am Ring" last year.  Photo: Thomas Frey/dpa

The site of the “Rock am Ring” festival last year. photo

© Thomas Frey/dpa

After intensive discussions with artists, partners and festival fans: A decision has now been made in the debate about the appearance of the heavy metal band Pantera.

Heavy metal band Pantera is said to not be performing at the music festivals after allrock in the park” and “Rock am Ring”. “The band Pantera will not perform at Rock im Park and Rock am Ring 2023 as announced,” said the organizers on Monday evening on Twitter in identical statements.

After intensive discussions with artists, partners and festival fans, the decision was taken to remove the band from the programme. Also when announcing the line-ups on the homepages of the twin festivals in Nuremberg and at the Nürburgring in the Eifel at the beginning of June the group was missing.

The planned appearance had caused criticism in recent weeks. The singer of the US band, Phil Anselmo, is said to have made racist remarks on a stage in 2016 and shown the Hitler salute. A video of it made the rounds on the internet. Anselmo later apologized for this.

There was additional criticism with regard to the venue: “Rock im Park” takes place in Nuremberg on the former Nazi Party Rally Grounds.

dpa



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