SlowThai removed from Leeds Festival and other line-ups as rapper appears in court

SlowThai’s name has been taken off several UK festival posters.

SlowThai’s name has been quietly removed from the Leeds Festival 2023 line-up as the rapper appears in court.

The 28-year-old, real name Tyron Frampton, faces two charges of rape against a woman in 2021.

His name has been scrubbed from the line-ups for Reading and Leeds, Glastonbury, and Parklife this summer, The Manc reports.

SlowThai, real name Tyron Frampton, has denied the two rape charges.

He appeared before Oxfordshire Magistrates Court on 16 May via video link, only speaking to confirm his birth name, date of birth and address.

None of the festivals have yet to issue a public statement on removing SlowThai from their line-ups, but his name has been taken off posters and websites this week.

In fact, the only tweet Parklife has posted since SlowThai’s court appearance is this one…

The musician has addressed the rape charges in a statement on social media today.

He wrote: “Regarding the allegations being reported about me. i categorically deny the charges. i am innocent and i am confident my name will be cleared.

“Until then i will apply my energy to ensure this is concluded swiftly and justly. i ask that my supporters don’t comment about this situation and respect the process and privacy of my family during this time.”

SlowThai’s next court appearance is set for 16 June.

The Grammy-nominated rapper had originally been due to perform at Glastonbury sometime between 21 and 25 June, at Parklife between 10 and 11 June, and at Reading and Leeds between 25 and 27 August.

The Hoot has approached Parklife and Reading & Leeds representatives for comment.

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