The upcoming Rolling Loud festival in California has increased its age limit to 18 in an effort to keep attendees safe following the deadly events that took place at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival.
In a statement posted to Twitter, festival organizers wrote that they “want everyone to rage safely,” but “in light of recent events, we will be implementing an 18+ policy specific only to our upcoming 2021 California festival. We will be giving all ticket purchasers who are under the age of 18 the option to either roll their tickets over to next year’s 2022 California festival or receive a refund.”
Refund or rollover requests will be accepted from Nov. 23 through Nov. 26.
As REVOLT previously reported, 10 people were killed as a result of injuries they sustained during Scott’s Astroworld Festival. As the “Highest In The Room” emcee performed, a crowd of over 50,000 people surged toward the stage, leaving several people unable to breathe or move. Several attendees went into cardiac arrest during the show.
Scott, the NRG Stadium, Live Nation and others are now facing a $2 billion lawsuit from Thomas Henry, an attorney representing more than 200 alleged Astroworld victims. The suit alleges that fans were “incited into a frenzy” once Scott began performing and blames organizers for not taking former safety concerns into consideration for this year’s show.
Earlier this month, Scott’s team issued a statement urging all of those who were affected by the Astroworld disaster to reach out to him via email for immediate assistance. “He is distraught by the situation and desperately wishes to share his condolences and provide aid to them as soon as possible, but wants to remain respectful of each family’s wishes on how they’d best like to be connected,” the statement read.
Check out Rolling Loud’s full announcement below.