With 2020 being such a catastrophic year, 2021 can't come soon enough. Now, Travis Scott has given us one more reason to be excited for next year. The rapper just revealed his hyped Astrowold Festival is returning.
Astroworld fest's official Twitter account made the announcement with a message from the rapper. “See you next year… at Astrofest can’t wait to turn the f*ck up! – T.” In bright red ink, he added, “Stay safe.”
Scott's Astroworld has been the must-see musical spectacle ever since its inauguration in 2018. Taking place annually around November, but of course, 2020 was skipped entirely. However, the party never ends, expect it to be back, bigger, and better next year.
In anticipation of the event, here's everything we know about Astroworld 2021.
Expect an astronomical lineup
La Flame doesn't skimp when it comes to his festival lineup – or anything really – and Astroworld is known to host the biggest and hottest names in the industry.
The inaugural event saw Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Gunna, Post Malone, Rae Sremmurd, Houston All Stars, Sheck Wes, Metro Boomin, Trippie Redd, Virgil Abloh, Smokepurpp, and Tommy Genesis take the stage. The 2019 follow-up featured additional names such as Kanye West, the late Pop Smoke, Rosalía, Gucci Mane, Migos, Marilyn Manson, Pharrell Williams, Playboi Carti, DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Tay Keith, Young Dolph, Key Glock, and Don Toliver.
If previous years are anything to go by, we can expect similar acts from the world of hip hop and beyond to make an appearance at Astroworld, and of course, it goes without saying that Travis Scott will be performing as well.
If there's one thing Travis Scott does just as well as music, it's merch. The rapper's Cactus Jack imprint slaps merch on just about everything Scott touches and Astroworld fest is no different. He's been known to release corresponding branded Astroworld Festival clothing following the event. We expect no less from La Flame this time around, so keep your eyes peeled on Scott’s webstore.
Maybe some timely new music
Travis Scott is always dedicated to making his fest as sensational as possible. In the past, this has included teasing new music with some of his famous collaborators. Notably, in 2019 Scott premiered a song with Migos and Young Thug, "Give No Fxk," which he subsequently dropped a couple of months later.
Let's hope we have Travis Scott's rumored album Utopia until then, if not, Astroworld could just be the perfect occasion to get the first insight into the anticipated project.
Will it be digital?
Astroworld will go ahead as scheduled assuming we've beaten the Covid-19 pandemic by then. If festivals aren't going ahead as planned by then, it doesn't mean all is lost. Scott demonstrated his affinity for virtual performances during an internet-breaking stint on Fortnite this year.
Either way, Astroworld will do numbers
One thing's for sure, whichever way Astroworld 2021 plays out, Scott's definitely going to create some viral moments again and rake in huge figures.
For his “Astroworld” tour last year, the artist generated a record-setting $34.3 million. Everything Scott touches has a track record of selling out in minutes and after such a tumultuous year, rest assured that his ragers will definitely make the third Astroworld Fest a very profitable one.
Keep it here for more updates on Astroworld 2021.