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Houston's hip-hop superstar Travis Scott announces highly anticipated Astroworld Festival

Houston's hip-hop superstar Travis Scott unveils Astroworld Festival

Travis Scott performs at the 2016 Mala Luna Fest.
Hip-hop superstar Travis Scott is bringing Astroworld Festival to NRG Park on Saturday, November 17. Photo by Greg Noire

Locally raised, international hip-hop superstar Travis Scott is bringing back the (friendly) ghosts of many childhood memories to Houston in the form of Astroworld Festival set for Saturday, November 17.

The Grammy Award-nominated, Missouri City native, whose new album of the same name sits at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, will headline the music event at NRG Park. The venue is situated just across the highway from the actual AstroWorld amusement park that hosted millions of families during its 37-year run from 1968 to 2005. Organizers stated that the theme of the event will draw in elements of the park.

Limited general admission and VIP tickets are on presale now. Tickets will be available to the general public beginning August 13 at 10 am. Early bird general admission tickets are currently $89 and VIP are starting at $250 for a limited number of fans who sign up at Different levels of VIP packages are also available.

A release said the event “seeks to bring back the beloved spirit and nostalgia of AstroWorld, making childhood dream of Travis’ come true, to share with residents of Houston and travelers across the globe the magic that was AstroWorld.” No word on which countries these globetrotters will be visiting from.

There’s also no word on the other performers who will be on the lineup but that might not matter, as Scott is one of the biggest names in music right now. He’s headlining festivals on the regular, and with the critical and popular smash that is Astroworld, it’s hard to see people not lining up for this performance.

Despite the lack of announced talent, Scott is said to be curating the festival himself, so expect some notable artists. Concert promoter LiveNation and Texas-based ScoreMore — the same company behind JMBLYA festivals and other mid-sized fests in the state - are working on production, which brings some major cred to the proceedings.

“Our ultimate goal in launching this Fest is to bring some well-deserved recognition to Travis' hometown of Houston, the place that has made him both the man and creative artist he is today,” said David Stromberg, Travis Scott's manager in a statement. “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.”