Update, November 9 at 12:30 a.m.: Post Malone will replace Travis Scott as a headliner at Day N Vegas on Saturday, November 13. The festival announced the news on Instagram, shortly after posting a statement to announce that Scott would no longer be performing. “The security and safety of all attending Day N Vegas has been and is always top prioirty in our festival planning,” the statement said. “We continue to work hand in hand with law enforcement, medical personnel and public safety agencies on our protocls for the weekend.”
Update, November 8 at 2:40 p.m.: Travis Scott plans to pay for the funerals of the eight fans who died during his November 5 Astroworld performance, in addition to refunding all ticket holders, a source confirmed to Vulture. Per a press release, Scott plans to “cover all funeral costs,” and he is working with the online therapy company BetterHelp as well as groups like the Houston chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness to provide mental health care to all involved with the festival. “These are the first of many steps Travis plans on taking as a part of his personal vow to assist those affected throughout their grieving and recovery process,” the release read.
Original story follows.
After eight people died during Travis Scott’s headlining performance at Astroworld, his flagship festival, the rapper isn’t looking to take the stage again anytime soon. Scott canceled his upcoming headlining set at Day N Vegas, a hip-hop festival in Las Vegas, according to Variety. He was set to perform on November 13, just eight days after Astroworld took place in Houston on November 5, but sources told Variety Scott is “too distraught to play.” When a crowd surge during his set left hundreds injured, the rapper faced criticism, both for continuing to perform during the incident and for allegedly dangerous conditions at both the festival and previous shows. On a November 6 Instagram Live, Scott said he couldn’t see “the severity of the situation” from the stage, where at one point he brought out Drake as a surprise guest. Others, however, did claim Scott stopped his performance multiple times to help medical workers get to fans. “I’m honestly just devastated, and I could never imagine anything like this happening,” Scott added on Instagram Live.
Astroworld organizers canceled its second day, set to take place November 6. Variety also reported that the festival is fully refunding all ticket holders. Meanwhile, Roddy Ricch, who also performed on November 5, said he will donate all of his earnings from the set to the families of those killed.
Scott’s future as a performer is in question following Astroworld and his Day N Vegas cancellation. Next, the rapper is set to headline Coachella for two weekends in April 2022, after previously being scheduled for the 2020 festival. But he also faces two lawsuits stemming from Astroworld, both from fans who claim they were injured at the festival, and he’s likely to face further litigation as both a performer and organizer of the event.