Travis Scott headlining South America festival for his first performance since Astroworld tragedy

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Travis Scott is officially returning to the stage for the first time since the Astroworld Festival tragedy in November that resulted in 10 deaths and hundreds of injuries.

The Primavera Sound Festival posted its official lineup to its Instagram account Wednesday, and it includes Scott, 30, as one of the festival’s headliners. 

The show will be held in Chile, Brazil and Argentina in November, just a year after the rapper hosted Astroworld.

Travis Scott performed at Day 1 of the Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park Nov. 5, 2021, in Houston.

Travis Scott performed at Day 1 of the Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park Nov. 5, 2021, in Houston.
(Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

This year is the festival’s first time in South America. In previous years, the festival called Barcelona home. Scott will be headlining alongside Lorde and the Artic Monkeys.

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TMZ reported that the Primavera Sound Festival is one of a few upcoming performances for the rapper, and he will reportedly be announcing three U.S. festival appearances soon. 

Earlier this month, Scott appeared on his first song since the tragedy. He is featured on rapper Future and producer Southside’s track, “Hold That Heat.” 

Since the tragedy, Scott has spoken about Astroworld three times, including his initial apology video, a subsequent interview and his announcement of a new philanthropic campaign.

In March, the rapper shared with his Instagram followers a link to his philanthropic campaign, Project HEAL.

The rapper's Astroworld Festival in November led to 10 deaths and hundreds of injuries.

The rapper’s Astroworld Festival in November led to 10 deaths and hundreds of injuries.
(Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

“Over the past few months, I’ve been taking the time and space to grieve, reflect and do my part to heal my community,” Scott began. “Most importantly, I want to use my resources and platform moving forward towards actionable change. This will be a lifelong journey for me and my family.

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“While it’s easy for corporations and institutions to stay in the shadows, I feel as a leader in my community, I need to step up in times of need,” he continued. “My team and I created Project HEAL to take much needed action towards supporting real solutions that make all events the safest spaces they can possibly be. I will always honor the victims of the Astroworld tragedy who remain in my heart forever.

“Giving back and creating opportunities for the youth is something I’ve always done and will continue to do as long as I have the chance. This program will be a catalyst to real change and I can’t wait to introduce the rest of the technology and ideas we’ve been working on. See you all so soon.” 

Travis Scott has publicly addressed the Astroworld tragedy three times since November.

Travis Scott has publicly addressed the Astroworld tragedy three times since November.
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When Scott, whose real name is Jacques Bermon Webster, took the stage to close out the 2021 Astroworld Music Festival, the crowd was already densely packed with fans looking to get a glimpse of the headlining performer.

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Many of them sneaked into the venue throughout the day. Authorities have said 50,000 people attended the event in Houston. Over 300 people were treated at an on-site field hospital at NRG Park, and at least 13 were hospitalized after the crowd reportedly surged forward. 

Travis Scott performed during 2021 Astroworld Festival in November.

Travis Scott performed during 2021 Astroworld Festival in November.
(Erika Goldring/WireImage via Getty Images)

Scott has faced criticism for not stopping the show, but he has claimed multiple times he was unaware of how dire the situation was in the crowd from his vantage point on the stage and only learned of how bad things got after his set had concluded. 

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The youngest victim of the tragedy was 9-year-old Ezra Blount. The others who died ranged in age from 14 to 27, many of whom were named in lawsuits filed in the days after the tragedy. 

A rep for Scott did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

Fox News’ Mariah Haas and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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