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Following on from SXSW, Scowl drop out of Welcome To Rockville festival due to US Army sponsorship

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Scowl have announced that they have pulled out of Welcome To Rockville Festival next month, due to the US Army’s sponsorship of the event.The Californian hardcore band confirmed the news on their social media accounts yesterday (April 2).“We will not be performing at this year’s Welcome To Rockville Festival in Daytona Beach, FL due to the US Army’s Sponsorship of the event,” the band wrote in a post on X.The hard rock and metal festival, which is taking place in Daytona Beach, Florida from May 9-12 this year, has its full list of commercial partners listed here, including the US Army.We will not be performing at this year'sWelcome To Rockville Festival in Daytona Beach, FL due to the US Army’s Sponsorship of the event.— SCOWL (@Scowl40831) April 2, 2024NME has contacted Welcome To Rockville for a response to Scowl’s decision.This year’s edition of the festival is set to be headlined by Foo Fighters, Slipknot, Motley Crue and Limp Bizkit.

Joining them on the bill are acts including Judas Priest, Greta Van Fleet, Queens of the Stone Age, Sum 41, Disturbed, Primus and Anthrax.Scowl were one of the first bands to similarly withdraw from SXSW last month for the same sponsorship connection with the US Army.At the time, the band wrote: “Scowl is no longer performing at any of our previously scheduled ‘official’ SXSW showcases.“We came to this decision in protest of the US Army’s sponsorship of SXSW.

As well as the involvement of RTX (formerly Raytheon), Collins Aerospace and BAE Systems who have direct ties to the manufacturing and supply of weapons used against Palestinians.“We refuse to be complicit in the face of genocide in Palestine.

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