- 08 Nov 21
Travis Scott was scheduled to perform as a headliner this Saturday at Day N Vegas Festival.
Travis Scott has vowed to offer refunds to all 2021 Astroworld Festival ticketholders following this weekend’s massive and fatal crowd surge incident.
The rap star has also dropped out of a scheduled headlining performance at Day N Vegas Festival this Saturday (November 12), with sources telling Variety that Scott is “too distraught to play.”
Eight people died, dozens more were injured, and several people suffered cardiac arrest during Travis Scott’s headlining set at Astroworld on Friday night (November 5). The victims ranged in age from 14 to 27 years old, while a boy as young as 10 was reported amongst those injured. At least 25 people were transported to the hospital while more than 300 people were treated on the scene for minor injuries.
Scott has since been criticised for the festival’s safety procedures and for continuing performance despite witnessing ambulances at the scene.
One injured fan has already filed a lawsuit against Scott, Live Nation, Score More, and other Astroworld affiliates, including Scott’s Cactus Jack Records.
Another suit, filed in Texas by a lawyer offering to represent all families affected by the Astroworld fallout, is seeking damages from Scott, Live Nation, NRG Stadium, and Drake, who’d joined Scott on stage.
“I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night,” Travis Scott said in a statement released on Twitter. “My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival. Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life. I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need.”
Scott further apologised on an Instagram live stream on Saturday. The footage has since been re-posted on YouTube and Instagram.
The Heuston-born rapper has come under severe criticism on social media. Many have accused him of mishandling and ignoring the chaos which ensued in front of him - with multiple instances caught in video footage. In one such clip, the artist can be seen acknowledging an ambulance in the crowd and then returning to his performance.
It is likely that more cases will be brought forwards against Travis Scott, as high-profile civil rights and personal injury lawyer Ben Crump has already stated that he will also be filing a suit against Scott and Astroworld.