With Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival less than a month away, fans are waiting in eager anticipation for this year’s lineup to be announced. The two-day festival is making a grand return in 2021 after a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic. Now in its third year, the coveted fest aims to revive the nostalgia and culture of the now-defunct amusement park.
The festival slated to take place Nov. 5-6, sold out of 100,000 tickets within minutes, with no performers announced. This year's theme: "Open Your Eyes To A Whole New Universe," sit's ahead of Scott's forthcoming album Utopia. Back in July, he performed select songs from the project at Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, and fans anticipate he’ll do the same for his trademark event. Past headliners have included Pharrell Williams, Don Tolliver, Young Thug, Megan Thee Stallion, and Marilyn Manson.
Celebrity sightings and live music won't be the only things fans can expect at this year's event. If history is any indicator, Astroworld will be packed with immersive experiences一year's past have included slabs on display, carnival rides, and exhibits that showcase Scott's love for Houston.
As we count down the days to the beloved music festival, here are some of Houstonia’s predictions for the 2021 festival lineup.
Between the Canadian rapper’s affinity for H-Town and him dubbing Scott a “Hometown Hero,” it would be no surprise at all to see Drake appear on this year’s festival lineup. The dynamic duo recently reunited for “Fair Trade” on Drake’s latest album Certified Lover Boy.
The Atlanta native will be a likely face this year, as he worked with Scott on his latest collaboration project, The Voice of Heroes with Chicago emcee Lil Durk. Scott was featured on the duo's hit song, “Hats Off.”
Travis Scott and Migos have always been a recipe for success. Scott has worked with the trio in the past on their songs “Kelly Price” and “Give No Fxk,” not to mention his collaboration project with Quavo, Huncho Jack.
Dallas-born emcee Erica Banks featured Travis Scott on the remix to her hit single, and Tik Tok phenomenon, “Buss It.” Since their collaboration, Banks has been keeping busy with new music featuring other Houston acts like Beatking and DJ Chose.
Following the release of his most recent album Young Stoner Life 2, Young Thug is a very likely contender on this year’s lineup. The project featured both Travis Scott and Don Toliver. In addition, Scott featured the emcee on his camp’s composite project JACKBOYS for their hit single and Tik Tok sensation, “Out West.”
Alabama native Flo Milli may be a top contender for this year’s Astroworld Festival. She’s coming off a high on the festival circuit having performed at Rolling Loud in Miami, Summer Breeze and Lollapalooza in Chicago. She even posed for a photo with Scott recently.
Babyface Ray has had a busy year already with the release of his album Unfuckwitable. Hailing from Detroit, Ray’s flow is more understated than others, but he’s his music has gained respect from hip-hop heavy hitters. Not to mention he recently collaborated with Chase B, for their track “365.”
Astroworld Festival will be held in Houston November 5-6 at NRG Park. For more information, visit astroworldfest.com.