Fans injured in stampede at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival


Three folks had been hospitalised with minor leg accidents whereas making an attempt to enter Travis Scott’s second annual Astroworld competition in Houston yesterday (November 9).

ABC13 Eyewitness Information experiences that followers had been trampled earlier than the gates formally opened at noon after the barricades had been knocked over, permitting a whole lot of followers to hurry into the grounds directly.

Scott himself shared fan footage of the second followers started working to enter the occasion on his Instagram account, including: “RAGERS SET TONE WHEN I COME OUT TONIGHT. BE SAFE RAGE HARD.” The official Astroworld account later shared an image of a packed crowd inside captioned “REAL RAGERS”. See the posts in full under.

The competition bought out weeks in the past, regardless of the lineup — that includes Migos, Pharrell, Marilyn Manson, Rosalia, and extra — simply being introduced on Friday (November 8). Many followers camped exterior Houston’s NRG Park final evening to attempt to safe prime viewing spots for the occasion.

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It’s not the primary time security has been a priority for Travis Scott followers. In 2015, the rapper’s Lollapalooza set was shut down and he was arrested after reportedly encouraging followers to leap a safety barrier and rush the stage.

In line with ABC7 Chicago experiences, competition organisers deemed the state of affairs to be unsafe simply 5 minutes into Scott’s set. He left the stage however was quickly arrested by police and has been charged with disorderly conduct.

“The performer performed one tune after which started telling followers to return over the barricades,” the Workplace of Emergency Administration stated in a press release. “As a result of safety’s fast response, the state of affairs was remedied instantly and no followers had been injured. The performer fled the scene and was taken into custody a short time later.”