ASTROWORLD FEST 2019

Travis Scott's Astroworld festival goes full 'sicko mode' with A-list celebs

It was another massive crowd for the Astroworld Festival. Photo by Michael Anthony

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Things got chaotic at the second annual Astroworld Festival before the performances even started.

Throngs of people showed up at Travis Scott's music-and-fun free-for-all, held once again at NRG Park, not too far where the mighty Six Flags AstroWorld once stood. By now, you've probably heard that, before the festivities happened, a large group of fans jumped the gate and started a stampede, leaving at least three people hospitalized due to injuries.

These rowdy festivalgoers must've been kids who didn't have tickets and made to decision to attend this by any means necessary. (There have already been tweets showing kids hopping the fence, trying to duck security.)

Despite the anarchic attendees, Astroworld was just as properly coordinated as last year, with its collection of amusement-park rides sprinkled all around the area and its two stages (Thrills and Chills, respectively) providing one performance after another.

Sheck Wes (who was at last year's fest) did a good set, while DaBaby spent most of his stage time deciding which part of the audience he was going to jump into and Houston rising star Megan Thee Stallion basically twerked to her own songs.

We watched Playboy Carti and Migos aggressively demand their crowds to go wild during their sets. By far, the most amusingly insane part of the festival was the set by '90s shock rocker Marilyn Manson. As mostly white and Hispanic attendees flocked to his performance, even he copped to being an odd inclusion at this fest.

"Betcha didn't see this coming, didja?" Manson said to the audience. "That's because Travis Scott is a genius." But that didn't stop him from doing such hits as "The Beautiful People" and his rendition of Eurythmics's "Sweet Dreams."

After that, Pharrell basically did a greatest hits mix of songs he both performed and/or produced and Rosalia did a set that Scott's baby momma Kylie Jenner certainly enjoyed.

Continue on CultureMap to read what happened when Dave Chappelle hit the stage.

Photo by Julian Bajsel

This article originally appeared on CultureMap.

Last year, Travis Scott launched the Astroworld Festival in his hometown of Houston, and it was a smashing success. (40,000 were reportedly in attendance.) So, now, it's time for him to get things going for the second annual fest, happening on Saturday, November 9.

The festival will return to NRG Park, just across the street from where the now-defunct Six Flags amusement park Scott named his double-platinum 2018 album after once stood. Scott is once again keeping the list of performers close to the vest.

He didn't share the names of last year's performers — which included Lil Wayne, Post Malone, Young Thug, Sheck Wes, and others — until the day before the fest. But we already know this year's headliner: Scott, of course.

A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to the festival's official charity partner, Workshop Houston. This nonprofit creates transformative educational opportunities through hands-on, project-based learning — including lessons in music production and recording, robotics and computer programming, fashion and graphic design, as well as tutoring and academic support.

Continue on CultureMap to find out about the ticket prices.

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