Travis Scott to headline his first major US festival since Astroworld tragedy

Travis Scott performs during 2021 Astroworld Festival at NRG Park in Houston, Texas.
Travis Scott performs during 2021 Astroworld Festival at NRG Park in Houston, Texas.Erika Goldring/WireImage
  • Travis Scott is set to headline Day N Vegas festival in September.

  • The festival will mark Scott's first headline festival performance since the Astroworld tragedy.

  • 10 people died and hundreds more were injured after crowds surged at Astroworld.

Travis Scott is set to return to the US festival circuit with a headline performance at Day N Vegas in September.

Scott will headline the Las Vegas-based festival on September 4. The performance marks Scott's first US festival appearance since he held his fatal Astroworld music festival last November in Houston, Texas.

As Insider previously reported, 10 people, who ranged in age from 9 to 27, died during the music festival where crowds surged, creating a stampede. Hundreds more were injured.

At the time, Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña told reporters at a news conference that around 50,000 people compressed toward the stage while the rapper performed at NRG Park in Houston. In total, Pena said 17 people were taken to hospitals, 11 of whom were in cardiac arrest.

There have been close to 300 lawsuits filed against Scott and concert organizers following the tragedy, Insider reported. In one lawsuit, lawyers for Manuel Souza, a Houston resident who was trampled at the festival, said the tragedy was "predictable and preventable."

Astroworld memorial
People visit a makeshift memorial for the Astroworld victims at the NRG Park grounds in Houston, Texas, on November 7, 2021.Thomas Shea/AFP via Getty Images

A lawyer for Scott said on "Good Morning America" last November that Scott was never informed during his Astroworld performance that police had declared a "mass casualty" event at the sold-out show, Insider previously reported.

"There was obviously a systemic breakdown" at the concert "that we really need to get to the bottom of before we start pointing fingers at anyone," lawyer Edwin F. McPherson said.

Earlier this month, Scott made his first live public performance in the US since the Astroworld tragedy at the nightclub E11Even in Miami, Florida. Scott, 31, performed for around 45 minutes alongside his frequent collaborator Quavo from the rap group Migos.

Before Scott took the stage at the club, the rapper threw a "wad of cash" into the crowd and spoke to attendees, according to Page Six. Scott then performed at least four songs, including "Sicko Mode" from his 2018 album "Astroworld," the outlet said.

SZA and J. Cole are also set to headline Day N Vegas alongside Scott. Supporting acts for the festival include Baby Keem, H.E.R., Pusha T, and Vince Staples.

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