Down kicked off festival lineup over Phil Anselmo flapWednesday, February 3, 2016 7:24 AM PT / 6,025 views
Down, fronted by former Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo, has been removed from the lineup of annual Dutch festival FortaRock due to Anselmo's actions at Dimebash 16 last month. Festival organizzers have issued this statement:
"After the recent outbursts by singer Phil Anselmo during the Dimebash event in the US, his band Down is no longer welcome at FortaRock. Anselmo ended the show in the US with a Nazi salute and shouted 'White power'. There has been close consultation between all parties recent days, since we wanted to make a well informed decision. On that basis, the decision is made to cancel the act. We want to make clear that there is no room for racism or fascism on FortaRock."