According to a new report, Travis Scott is no longer performing at Coachella 2022.
A report from KESQ in Palm Springs news that the rapper will not perform. The move comes after 10 people died in a crowded event at the rapper’s own Astroworld Festival. A Change.org petition that began just days after that event had grown to 60,000 signatures called for the rapper to be removed as a headline promoter.
A representative for Travis Scott has not confirmed the report.
The KESQ report cites the city of Indio and Community Services Director Jim Curtis. Coachella Goldenvoice organizers have so far not commented on the cancellation rumors. But it seems many commercials are breaking ties with Travis Scott because what happened in Astroworld.
Anheuser-Busch InBev has discontinued the Cacti brand of hard cutters developed by the rapper. This franchise is less than a year old and will not be continued. “After careful evaluation, we have decided to discontinue all production and brand development of the CACTI Agave Spiked Seltzer,” Anheuser-Busch said in a statement. “We believe that fans of the brand will understand and respect this decision.”
According to a report from Ad Age, the endorsement deal expired on Nov. 30. Beverage sales have dropped dramatically and it relies heavily on a digital marketing campaign to increase brand awareness. That may not be what Anheuser-Busch wants to do. Even Nike delayed the release of a sneaker collaboration with Scott’s Cactus Jack label – but didn’t cancel it immediately.
So who will perform at Coachella 2022?
There have been a lot of rumors since the official lineup has yet to be announced. Rage Against the Machine is at least one confirmed title for the 2022 show. Frank Ocean will return as a celebrity in 2023. Goldenvoice CEO Paul Tollett says it’s been hard to book all the people fans want to see since the 2020 cancellation.
“I just try to be as fair as possible with the artists and fans,” Tollett said, “to make sure that, in the end, they can see all the people we talked about. The 2020 lineup including Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion.
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