HOUSTON – Hundreds of festivalgoers stormed the gates of the annual Astroworld Festival Friday afternoon.
KPRC 2 cameras captured fans running through the gates of the sold-out festival that brought thousands of Travis Scott fans to the city of Houston this weekend.
As fans rushed the gates to get inside the festival, security equipment was knocked over and several people were trampled over.
The Houston Fire Department said three to five people were treated for minor injuries, but no one was transported to the hospital.
“My friend and I were actually at the security gates and we are about to get in and then the mob just rushed in and it shut down. They were like no one is getting through,” festival attendee, Keoni Liter said. “It was crazy and my adrenaline started pumping.”
Although Houston police and security said they did their best to control the crowd, they’re afraid this won’t be the last incident since the festival is two days long.
Since the festival was canceled last year due to the pandemic, many fans said they were not going to pass up the opportunity to attend this year.
Friday morning, Sky 2 captured hundreds who stood in line overnight to be the first to enter the highly anticipated festival.
Scott is scheduled to perform alongside Tame Impala, Earth Wind & Fire, SZA and Young Thug, Bad Bunny, Lil Baby, 22 Savage, Master P, Chief Keef and many others.
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Last week, the Houston-native rapper announced the extension of his annual Astroworld Festival, making it a weeklong event.
Per a press release from the Astroworld Festival, events to look forward to including:
- Astroworld Festival x A24 Present: RED ROCKET (Texas film premiere)
- Public unveiling of Cactus Jack x Nike Jordan Brand Basketball Court at Sunnyside Community Center
- Cactus Jack Foundation’s Fall Classic Softball Game that happened Thursday at Minute Maid Park
- Cactus Jack Foundation’s Celebrity Golf Tournament, Presented by Nike Jordan Brand
- Cactus Jack x Nike Pop-Up via SNKRS Pass at Space Village