Tyler, the Creator Set to Perform at Lovebox and Parklife Festivals
Four years since he was banned from entering the country, the ‘Earfquake’ rapper will headline his first festival at Manchester’s Parklife before closing Lovebox in June 2020.
AceShowbiz –Tyler, the Creator is heading to the U.K. in 2020 as the headline act for both the Lovebox and Parklife festivals.
The shows will be the rapper’s first U.K. festival appearances since he was banned from entering the country in 2015 by then-Home Secretary Theresa May because of claims his lyrics encouraged “violence and intolerance of homosexuality”.
The “EARFQUAKE” singer will play at Manchester’s Parklife on June 13 before closing Lovebox the following evening in London’s Gunnersbury Park.
In 2015 he was forced to pull out of Reading and Leeds festivals because he was denied entry to the country.
However, he made his official return to the U.K. back in May, popping up outside Buckingham Palace to announce a surprise performance of his latest album “IGOR”, which is nominated for best rap album at the Grammys.
The gig at the Bussey building in Peckham was later cancelled by the police after hordes of “rowdy” fans attempted to climb the gate outside the venue.
He returned to the capital four months later to play two sold-out gigs in Brixton, south London, which went ahead without incident.
The 2020 Lovebox festival has been extended to three nights instead of two for the first time and has been moved forward from its usual mid-July slot, to the June 12.
The rest of the line-up will be announced in the coming weeks.
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