Travis Scott has been reportedly taken off the Coachella lineup for 2022 following the Astroworld tragedy.
Scott was due to headline the event in 2020 before the pandemic prevented the last two editions of the festival from taking place. Now, after ten people were killed during a crowd crush at his festival in Houston, Scott will seemingly no longer be performing at the idyllic Californian bash next year.
However, this is yet to be confirmed by the promoter’s Goldenvoice. Indio’s director of communications and marketing, Brooke Beare, told The Palm Springs Desert Sun she was yet to hear anything, and “Any confirmation about the festival lineup would come from Goldenvoice.”
Last month, a Change.org petition was launched, which called on Goldenvoice to delete Scott from the lineup. It quickly gathered steam and currently boasts over 60,000 signatures. However, if this played any part in Coachella deciding to remove the rapper from the bill remains unknown.
Travis Scott recently broke his silence on the tragedy in an interview with Charlamagne Tha God. “I’ve been on different types of emotions, an emotional rollercoaster, I mean,” he told Charlamagne. “It gets so hard because, you know, I always feel connected with my fans. I went through something and I feel like fans went through something and people’s parents went through something.
“And it really hurts. It hurts the community, it hurts the city. There’s been a lot of thoughts, a lot of feelings, a lot of grieving, and just trying to wrap my head around it.”