If you're a fan of music festivals, then you've probably heard about Astroworld Festival. But what is it? And is it worth your time and money? In this article, we'll answer all those questions and more. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about Astroworld Festival.
What is Astroworld Festival?
Astroworld Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Houston, Texas. The festival was founded in 2018 by Travis Scott, and it is named after his third studio album, Astroworld. The festival features a variety of musical genres, including hip hop, R&B, and EDM. Astroworld Festival is known for its unique and immersive experience, which includes carnival rides, art installations, and performances by world-renowned artists. In 2019, the festival drew a crowd of over 40,000 people. Astroworld Festival is one of the most highly anticipated music festivals of the year, and it continues to grow in popularity each year.
What happened at Astroworld Festival 2021?
On November 5, 2021, a crowd rush resulted in a fatal night during the first night of Astroworld Festival 2021. Due to the overcrowding and crowd rush, eight people died on the night of the festival and two more died in the hospital over the following days. The cause of death was reported as accidental compressive asphyxiation, while one of the ten was also affected by a combination of drugs and alcohol. In addition to the 10 deceased attendees, twenty five people were hospitalized and more than 300 people were treated for injuries at the festival's field hospital.
Who is To Blame for Astroworld?
In his first interview since the Astroworld disaster, Travis Scott blamed the production staff for the events that took place leading to 10 deaths and hundreds of injuries. “As artists, we just leave this up to the professionals to make sure that the fans are having a good time and everyone's protected,” Travis Scott told Charlamagne Tha God. “Yeah, it wasn't really until like minutes until the press conference until I figured out exactly what happened,” he said. “Even after the show you're kind of hearing things. But I didn't know the exact details until minutes before the press conference.” While Travis Scott blames the production staff, many have blamed Scott for his performance antics. At Lollapalooza in 2015, Scott was charged with disorderly conduct after inciting concertgoers to ignore security and rush the stage.