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Travis Scott promises refunds for Astroworld attendees

Travis Scott has promised refunds to all attendees of the now-cancelled Astroworld Festival.

During the first night of the 2021 festival, a massive crowd crush during Scott’s set led to the death of eight fans and hundreds of additional injuries. The following night, which was set to feature Young Thug, Chief Keef, 21 Savage, Bad Bunny, and Tame Impala, among others, was subsequently cancelled.

Scott has come under severe criticism for the continuation of his set during the first night of the festival. An injured fan has filed a lawsuit against Scott, Live Nation, Score More, and other Astroworld affiliates, including Scott’s Cactus Jack Records.

An additional lawsuit filed by a Texas lawyer who is offering to represent all families affected is seeking damages from Scott, Live Nation, NRG Stadium, and Drake, who had joined Scott on stage during his performance.

Scott posted on his Instagram after the performance saying he was “absolutely devastated” by the tragedy and explained that he was cooperating with police investigations into the circumstances surrounding the crush.

Scott also recently pulled out of his scheduled appearance at the Day N Vegas Festival the was set to occur this Saturday, with sources from Variety magazine explaining that the rapper is “too distraught to play.”

Fellow performer Roddy Ricch has already promised to donate all of his proceeds from his appearance to the families following the tragedy. Ricch is currently expected to play his previously scheduled slot at the Day N Vegas Festival on Friday.