Travis Scott is officially set to bring the Astroworld Festival back to his native Houston in November – this time for two days, in what will be the three-year-old happening’s biggest iteration to date.
The rapper and entrepreneur – who reportedly earned $20 million from his massive Fortnite concert – took to social media on his birthday to unveil the Astroworld Festival’s return. Travis Scott will headline the two-day-long event (in addition to headlining the second day of Rolling Loud 2021 in late July), but the rest of the lineup hasn’t yet been announced.
Nevertheless, tickets to the third-annual Astroworld – scheduled to occur on Friday, November 5th and Saturday the 6th – will become available to purchase this Wednesday, May 5th, at 8 AM PST. More than a few Twitter users are signaling that they’re interested in attending the show, and one of Scott’s tweets pertaining to the festival’s comeback had garnered north of 11,500 retweets and 113,000 likes at the time of this piece’s writing.
More broadly, the development appears to represent another positive sign for artists, promoters, venue owners, and live-entertainment professionals, all of whom have suffered financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdown measures.
Last week, for instance, the Small Business Administration (SBA) quickly received over 17,000 applications for financial relief after reopening its Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) portal, and Burning Man organizers opted to call off their festival for the second year in a row.
But besides the return of Travis Scott’s (expanded) Astroworld, Bon Jovi is preparing to deliver a concert to fans at 300 drive-ins, and Live Nation has quietly installed livestream equipment at more than 60 of its venues, to broadcast traditional performances as they take place.
The Hollywood Bowl is also expected to reopen this summer, kicking off “14 weeks of concerts featuring a mixture of programming” in July, and comedian Bill Burr as well as country star Jason Aldean have announced 2021 performance dates of their own.
Building upon the point, 2022’s crowd-based entertainment schedule is quickly filling up, as Live Nation revealed in February that The Weeknd had sold almost one million tickets to his 104-stop After Hours World Tour, which is slated to kick off in Vancouver, British Columbia, on January 22nd of next year.
Finally, Ticketmaster’s website crashed last month as a multitude of fans rushed to secure spots at Bad Bunny’s 25-stop El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo – or cash in on this strong demand by flipping the tickets, according to the complaints of many would-be attendees.