Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival Leads To Eight People Dying

During the rapper’s performance a crowd surge injured hundreds of people.

POSTEDBYGIULIA CASTAGNARO

On November 5th, rapper and singer Travis Scott held a concert in Houston, Texas for the annual music festival Astroworld. During his performance, a chaotic crowd of thousands of people forced themselves towards Scott’s stage. This crowd surge led to countless people being injured, over 300 having to be treated at the hospital and eight young people even lost their lives. The people who died were between the age of 14 and 27.

Astroworld festival began in 2018, following the release of Scott’s album Astroworld. He had announced that he would organize an annual festival, named after said album, which would take place in Houston. However, due to the many injuries and deaths which occurred, this year’s festival was subsequently cancelled. The rapper stated that he will refund all festival tickets and that he will not be performing at the Day N Vegas Festival this upcoming weekend as he is ‘too distraught to play’.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In addition, Scott has since been criticized for the lack of safety during his concert and for not stopping the show, as there was footage of fans trying to alert various crew members about the dangerous situation. Manuel Souza, a fan who got injured during the performance filed a lawsuit against Travis Scott, Live Nation and ScoreMore, accusing all organizers and stating that this incident was a ‘predictable and preventable tragedy’.

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