After the mass tragedy at NRG Park last Friday night, American musician Travis Scott is offering full refunds to anyone who purchased Astroworld Festival tickets. Authorities said at least eight people died and hundreds more were hurt at the sold-out event. The 100,000 tickets for the event sold out within an hour of going on sale in May.
Scott started the Astroworld Festival in 2018, but it was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as was the case with most other significant events.
General admission tickets for the 2019 festival cost $179 for a two-day pass, according to XXL Mag. The cost increased to $300 this year, with an additional $65 in fees.
Fans who wanted the Stargazing VIP treatment paid $725 plus a $69 fee. Those who wanted to splurge a little on the No Bystander VIP treatment paid $1,000 plus a $78 fee. However, the Sicko Mode hitmaker will provide refunds to all who attended the outdoor festival.
A pair of Astroworld Festival concertgoers told ABC13 that within Scott’s first song on stage, they
decided they needed to get out because it was getting difficult to breathe.
That’s when Zachary Scott and Kaia Redus said they tried to push their way out of the crowd but had to rely on a couple of other concertgoers to rescue them out of the chaos.
“Astroworld was totally different. It was like a concert from hell,” said Scott. A day after the event, Houston city leaders reported 13 of the 25 victims who were taken to hospitals remained under doctors’ care
Five of those patients were under 18 years of age. This comes after lawsuits were filed at courts in Houston over the deaths and injuries associated with the Astroworld Festival, founded by rapper Travis Scott.
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