Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival to expand for 2021
Grammy award-nominated rapper Travis Scott has announced that his Astroworld Festival will return this year with an expanded format due to ‘overwhelming demand’.
The third edition of Astroworld Festival will take place on 5 and 6 November at NRG Park in Scott’s hometown, Houston, Texas, with a line-up curated by the artist himself.
Scott has revealed that he will be headlining Astroworld Festival 2021, which will adopt the theme ‘Open Your Eyes To A Whole New Universe’, while the full line-up will be announced closer to the time.
The previous two events have sold out before line-ups were revealed.
In 2019 the festival became the largest single-day artist-curated music festival in the country
According to Live Nation, in November 2019, the festival became the largest single-day artist-curated music festival in the country, as well as the largest music festival in Houston as the sold-out event played host to over 50,000 fans.
The festival, which celebrates hip-hop, pop music, has hosted the likes of Post Malone, Rosalia, Pharrell Williams, Da Baby, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Playboi Carti and Megan Thee Stallion.
Two-day GA passes will be available for purchase beginning next 5 May at 10 am CT on AstroworldFest.com.
A portion of proceeds from Astroworld Festival 2021 will be donated to the festival’s official charity partner, Cactus Jack Foundation, founded by Scott.
The expansion of the festival follows Astronomical, Scott’s record-breaking in-game concert event which took place in Fortnite in April 2020 and attracted more than 12 million players.
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Police protest Beyoncé show in Houston
Beyoncé’s hometown concert in Houston, Texas, on Saturday was picketed by a police group.
The Coalition for Police and Sheriffs (Cops) protested around a mile away from the NRG Stadium against what Cops’ Tony Ragsdale, an officer with the Pasadena Police Department, described as “anti-police” performances by the singer. The group also shone a blue light at the stadium – likely a reference to the pro-police Blue Lives Matter movement, formed as a response to the Beyoncé-supported Black Lives Matter group.
The music video for ‘Formation’, the first single taken from new album Lemonade, shows Beyoncé lying atop a sinking police car in a flooded street and features numerous references to the shooting of young black men by American police. The Houstonian also performed ‘Formation’ at the 50th Super Bowl halftime show flanked by dancers in Black Panther-style outfits (these guys, not this guy).
Beyoncé last week added seven new US dates to her sell-out Formation world tour, promoted worldwide by Live Nation.