Travis Scott will reportedly not be appearing at the music festival “Day N Vegas” this weekend amid the recent tragedy in Astroworld.
Scott was one of the headliners at “Day N Vegas,” but it was confirmed Monday morning that he will not perform, and said he will refund attendees.
“Day N Vegas” is a huge hip-hop festival which started in 2019, with performers including J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Migos, 21 Savage, and the late Juice WRLD.
It is a general admission festival, just like the Astroworld Festival that turned deadly over the weekend.
One Change.org petition called on GoldenVoice, one of the Day N Vegas festival’s event promoters called on to Scott’s removal from the show have gotten traction since the ASTROWORLD event.
“After the incredibly morbid and tragic events that occurred last night in Houston, Texas at Astroworld that left 8 dead and hundreds more injured, we are calling on Goldenvoice to remove Travis Scott from the lineup and Day N Vegas next weekend, as well as Coachella next year,” the petition said.
“His deliberate recklessness and disregard for safety by encouraging rowdy crowds to rage and rush the security lines is an endangerment to all attendees, and he should be held accountable for his actions.
What we have witnessed last night could have been avoided and stopped, however, Travis wanted the show to keep going even as he saw unconscious and dead bodies being trampled and carried out, medic trucks being jumped on, people screaming and crying in terror, and he continued to perform anyway,” The petition added.
Scott as well as ASTROWORLD’s event managers and promoters have since been sued over the incident. The first suit comes from plaintiff Manuel Souza, claiming the deadly disaster was “predictable and preventable,” “a motivation for profit at the expense of concertgoers’ health and safety” and the “encouragement of violence.”
“This is not the first time he has encouraged such reckless behavior, and if he is continually allowed to participate in these festivals, it will definitely not be the last,” the petition continued, referencing former acts of violence and recklessness in Travis Scott’s shows.
“So we are desperately asking him to be removed from all said future lineups and for there to be extra safety measures taken to ensure the safety of all festival/concert attendees.”
There have been eight confirmed deaths at the ASTROWORLD concert.
John Hilgert, 14; Brianna Rodriguez, 16; Franco Patiño, 21; Axel Acosta, 21; Jacob Jurinek, 21; Rudy Peña, 23; Madison Dubiski, 23; and Danish Baig, 27, have been identified as the eight victims of the tragedy.
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