Astro World Festival

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November 30, 2021

Astro World Festival is an annual music festival held by American rapper Travis Scott in Houston, Texas, USA. It was first held in November 2018 at NRG Park near the former site of Six Flags Astro World. The 2020 festival has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Texas. The 2021 Astro World Festival was originally scheduled to take place from November 5 to November 6, 2021. At least 10 people were killed in a crowd on the first night, and the event on the second night of the festival was canceled. On November 15, 2021, a crushing accident occurred at the Astro World Festival.

History

The festival kicked off in 2018, the year Scott released a studio album of the same name. The film's motive has been described as "reviving the spirit and nostalgia Astroworld loved, and making Travis' childhood dream come true." ." The original lineup featured hip-hop artists such as Young Gang, Post Malone, Metro Boomin, and Scott. Performances alternate between two stages, commonly referred to as "thrilling" and "chills." The larger of the two, film production as well as the album of the same name was the subject of the 2019 Netflix original film Look Mom I Can Fly. The festival is back in 2019 with an expanded lineup. In addition to hip-hop artists, other genres were added to the festival, including Rosalia and Marilyn Manson, who perform nuevo flamenco and hard rock respectively. It has been reported that the festival has seen an increase in the number of visitors from the 2018 edition, up to 50,000.[8] Three people were injured in an accident when a barricade installed outside the entrance collapsed before the festival and fans flocked to the festival grounds. The 2020 festival was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Texas and was promised to return in 2021.[11] Scott has partnered with Epic Games to create a virtual event "Astronomical" for his video game Fortnite Battle Royale. Cosmetics Inspired by Scott This presentation premiered on April 23rd, followed by reruns hourly on April 24th and 25th. Ticket sales began on May 5, 2021, and expanded to a two-day, two-night festival on November 5 and 6. Festival ticket sales doubled from 2019 to 100,000 copies. Despite the steep rise in ticket prices, tickets were sold out in 30 minutes. The festival was followed by a series of events known as "Astroweek", including a popular softball and golf event in support of Scott's Cactus Jack Foundation, a pop-up store (including a sneaker collaboration with Nike), and the opening of Young Elementary School's community garden for Scott's grandmother. Ed Scott and other family members were part of the ribbon cutting. Astroweek will conclude on November 8th with Scott's appearance at the Moonstruck Drive-In Cinema, featuring writer Sean Baker and his cast. The drive-in screening was canceled due to a crowd crush event. At least 12 lawsuits were filed in the aftermath of the 2021 festival.

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