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Travis Scott’s Astroworld ignites discussion about festival safety

Travis Scott’s Astroworld ignites discussion about festival safety

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Image by Iñaki Espejo-Saavedra via Flickr Rapper Travis Scott is being sued after a crowd surge occurred on the first day of the third Astroworld Festival on Friday 5 November, which killed eight people and left several hundred injured in a stampede after barricades collapsed. The sold-out concert was attended by 50,000 people at NRG Park in Houston, Texas on Friday. Video footage circulated on social media also showed groups of people breaking down barricades to get into the event, as they did not possess a ticket. Due to previous difficulties with crowd control at past Astroworld festivals, more private security and police officers were hired in an effort to curb potentially dangerous activities. https://twitter.com/XXL/status/1456724589560598537 Travis Scott has a pri