Perhaps the best part of 2021 is the thunderous return of festivals across the world. The music industry went through a strange period during the pandemic; artists were unable to perform, music releases were few and far between, Instagram reigned as the virtual concert king (somehow), and artists had to find new ways to generate revenue beyond touring.
Given the absence of live music events, it's no surprise that organizers have been pulling out all of the stops to make this year's concerts and festivals bigger than ever. Although Glastonbury and Boomtown were once again unaccounted for on the UK scene, US favorites like Rolling Loud and the iHeart Radio Music Festival did not disappoint.
The 2021 events schedule wouldn't be complete without the return of Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival, and judging by the lineup poster, the third iteration is going to be the biggest one yet.
There is no shortage of heat, from SZA to Baby Keem, Young Thug & YSL, Chief Keef, Roddy Rich, Lil Baby, and Don Toliver. With all of the Jack Boys and friends accounted for, Scott has enlisted some old-school legends to lead the pack, welcoming Master P and Earth, Wind & Fire to the stage.
As excitement for the event reaches fever pitch, many fans have been left somewhat disappointed, as they hoped the big announcement would finally reveal the release date of Travis' upcoming album, Utopia.
Those lucky enough to attend Rolling Loud were treated to a snippet of music to come from the album, so it would only make sense that Scott will perform more tracks in his home city.
Astroworld Festival 2021 will take place in Houston, Texas on November 5-6. Tickets are available to purchase via Astroworld.
While you wait for the event, take a look at some fan reactions to the lineup below.