Ten Walls ejected from European festival duties after homophobic rant
The dance music industry has made it very clear that there is no room for homophobia within its modern agenda. Marijus Adomaitis, known for his Ten Walls moniker and global hit ‘Walking With Elephants’ has today been dropped from a handful of European festival duties, including Creamfields, Sonar and Pitch Festival, following an online tirade that saw the Lithuanian producer compare homosexuals to pedophiles and reduce the LGBT community to that of a ‘different breed’.
Adomaitis subsequently took to Facebook in an attempt to apologize for his homophobic outburst.
But signs of a mass boycotting of the Lithuanian producer looked well underway when Fort Romeau publicly dropped out of a scheduled appearance alongside Ten Walls, a move which was then followed by public announcements from the majority of his European festival dates.
Creamfields publicly stated: “Creamfields is celebrated for being a festival that welcomes all and we have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to hate of any kind. Everyone who attends our shows should feel welcome and safe. Comments like this, coming from one of the artists contradicts our festival ethos.”
This afternoon, Coda Agency confirmed that the reputable booking agent has formally dropped Ten Walls from their roster, with Phonica Records cancelling all pre-orders of his forthcoming single ‘Sparta.’
Update: Ten Walls was also removed from HARD Summer and Mysteryland Netherland‘s lineup.