By the grace of Cactus Jack, ASTROWORLD has now inspired a full-blown music festival.
Travis Scott announced Friday that the first annual Astroworld Festival will hit his hometown of Houston on Nov. 17 at NRG Park, which is notably right across the street from where one could previously find the actual AstroWorld amusement park, which is no longer a thing. Scott, fittingly, will headline the festivities. Though a full lineup announcement is still forthcoming, tickets are already available.
In a statement, Cactus Jack Records GM (and Scott's manager) David Stromberg said the goal behind putting this festival together was to bring "well-deserved recognition" to Houston. "H-Town has an incredible rich cultural history, and we look forward to showcasing to residents from Travis' own backyard and across the globe what makes this city so special," Stromberg said.
Early-bird general admission passes will set you back $89, while VIP—available in a limited capacity for those who sign up at the Astroworld site—run $250. General public sales begin Aug. 13. If neither of those price points work for you, the festival is also offering No Bystanders VIP and Stargazing VIP packages.
As revealed in a recent Rolling Stone profile, a "real driver" behind ASTROWORLD's cohesiveness was the fact that Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight got totally ignored by the Grammys. "That was a real dark day for us," Sickamore, Scott's A&R, said earlier this week. "We felt like we really worked hard and we really made a great album with [Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight] and we just got snubbed. We were like, man, are they not respecting us? That's when it was like, 'No, y'all got it fucked up.'"
And now, Scott has his strongest album to date and his own festival.