Three people attending Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston on November 9 sustained injuries after they were trampled by others prior to the opening of the festival’s gates.
KTRK ABC 13 in Houston has received confirmation from the local fire department of the injured. All three are said to have received leg injuries during the melee and were then transferred to Memorial Hermann Hospital, which is not far from the event.
Travis Scott himself posted video of what transpired on Instagram, which shows fans knocking down the barricades that were set up around NRG Park, where the festival took place for a sold-out crowd of 50,000 people. This happened sometime prior to noon when the gates were scheduled to open. It was then, as people rushed toward the stadium, that the trampling occurred.
Along with the Instagram video, Scott posted the following comments:
“Da youth dem control the frequency. Everyone have fun. Ragers set tone when I come out tonight. Be safe rage hard.”
In August of this year, Scott announced the Astroworld Festival, which is related to his third album of the same name, which itself is named after a now closed Six Flags’ theme park in Houston. The album sold more than a half-million copies and inspired the rapper to launch the festival as a tribute to his hometown and to the theme park that he loved as a child. The album also spawned his hit single “Sicko Mode.”
While the focus of the festival was squarely on Scott, he was far from the only performer there. Also performing were:
- Pharrell Williams
- Marilyn Manson
- Megan Thee Stallion
- Da Baby
Scott signed his first record deal in 2012 with Epic Records. While all three of his studio albums have performed well, the rapper is equally famous for his tabloid-fueled relationship with model and TV personality Kylie Jenner, with whom he has a daughter.