In celebration of the third annual Astroworld Music Festival this Friday, Travis Scott had a few surprises in store for fans throughout AstroWeek.
Taking place Nov. 5-6 in Houston, this year’s Astroworld Festival touts the most ambitious lineup in the event’s short history, including stars such as SZA, Tame Impala, Bad Bunny, Young Thug, Earth, Wind & Fire, Toro y Moi and many others.
Scott decided that the attendees should not be the only ones joining in on the fun. On Nov. 2, he tweeted that the festival will be streamed live Friday night on Apple Music starting at 7 p.m. EST.
The announcement was accompanied by a snippet of Travis Scott’s unreleased song “Escape Plan,” which he has been performing at several live shows this year ahead of his long-awaited album, Utopia.
While continuously teasing his upcoming LP, Scott is set to kick off its rollout with a new track dropping Friday (Nov. 4) at midnight. Taking to social media Thursday morning (Nov. 3), Scott is releasing the new single leading up to Astroworld’s Friday festivities. In the tweet, Scott seemed more than excited to share the new single with his fanbase, as the cover art depicts a cover news story with the headline reading: “The True Dystopia Is Here.”
SOME NEW MUSIC AT MIDNIGHT.— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) November 4, 2021
Along with the new track, Scott has been busy giving back to his hometown of Houston. Appearing at the World Series this week, where the Houston Astros lost to the Atlanta Braves in convincing fashion, Scott unveiled “Cactus Jack Gardens” — a volunteer donation to Young Elementary School as Scott dedicated the garden to his grandmother.
As for Astroworld’s Friday live stream, Apple Music’s live events have been a growing feature on the app — primarily because of Kanye West‘s numerous Donda listening parties this past summer.
Since Scott has yet to release the set times for Astroworld, it is unknown which artists will be part of the live. However, since it will only be streamed on Friday, it is fair to assume that the festival has something major in store for the attendees and viewers that night.
Travis Scott announces stacked 2021 Astroworld Festival lineup