Amid the tragedy of Astroworld, Travis Scott has been dropped as the headliner for the 2022 Coachella festival and his hard seltzer CACTI has been discontinued.
According to a report from local news outlet KESQ, the city of Indio, and the Community Services Manager Jim Curtis reports that Travis Scott will no longer be headlining the 2022 Coachella festival. Ten people died during his Astroworld performance, and dozens more were injured.
A few days after finding out about the tragedy of Astroworld, a change.org petition started demanding his removal from Coachella’s lineup. As of today, the petition has over 60,000 signatures.
Per Variety, Cara Lewis, Scott’s longtime agent, was adamant about keeping his spot as a headliner of the festival which would have marked his first return to the stage post-Astroworld. However, sources told the outlet that the festival informed Lewis that they no longer want Scott to perform and that they would pay a kill fee for the cancelation (which is typically 25% of what they would have paid).
There is no word as of yet who will be replacing Scott as a headliner. Coachella began in 1999 and is the biggest music festival in North America, with a capacity of 125,000. The 2022 edition is already sold out and offering a waitlist for tickets and packages.
This news comes after Scott’s spiked hard seltzer CACTI has been discontinued and the release of Cactus Jack custom Nike shoes has been postponed.
“After careful evaluation, we have decided to stop all production and brand development of CACTI Agave Spiked Seltzer. We believe brand fans will understand and respect this decision,” an Anheuser-Busch spokesperson said in a statement to CNN Business.
“Out of respect for everyone impacted by the tragic events at the Astroworld Festival, we are postponing the launch of the Air Max 1 x Cactus Jack,” Nike revealed on their site.