Travis Scott Reportedly Removed From Coachella Lineup List Amidst Astroworld Tragedy.In the aftermath of the tragic incident of the Houston festival that led to more than 100 deaths and hundreds of injured, Travis Scott has reportedly been taken off the list for 2022’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival According to Variety.
This comes after a report by KESQ in Palm Springs that claimed the singer was removed from the bill. A petition was created shortly by Change.org after the tragedy, requesting his debarment from Coachella’s line-up. It has more than 60,000 people signing it.
The representatives for Travis and Coachella haven’t confirmed the story. According to sources, the festival advised Travis his agent of its intention to remove his name from the bill and also that it would be paying a kill cost for the cancellation, which is usually 25 percent. A source inside the festival claims that Travis tried to secure his performance slot, and even offered to return the performance fee completely.
Travis was announced as the headliner for the 2020 Coachella festival at Indio, Calif. before it was postponed because of the COVID-19 virus. Rage Against the Machine and Swedish House Mafia are slated for next year’s festival and Frank Ocean has been named to headline the 2023 festival.
Travis faces hundreds of lawsuits as a result of the Astroworld tragedy, and his brand is also suffering. Anheuser-Busch has revealed this week that it had removed the sale of his Cacti hard seltzer just a year after it was put for sale.
Coachella will occur between April 15-17 and April 22-24 , at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, Calif. A new headliner, as well as the full line-up will be revealed in the early days of the year.