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Hundreds of Astroworld attendees file group lawsuit seeking $750 million

Lawyer Ben Crump said: "Nobody should ever die from going to a concert"

By Charlotte Krol

Travis Scott Performing Live
Travis Scott was headlining his own Astroworld Festival when the tragedy occurred. (Photo: Gonzales Lasse Lagoni/Alamy)

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of 125 attendees of Astroworld festival that is seeking $750 million (£555 million) in damages.

Ten people died and hundreds more were injured in what appeared to be a crowd surge at Travis Scott’s annual music festival on November 5 when he was in the midst of headlining.

More than one hundred different lawsuits have been filed against Scott, Live Nation and other parties involved, with lawyer Ben Crump, who represents a number of those intending to sue, saying: “Nobody should ever die from going to a concert.”

Travis Scott and Drake at Astroworld
Travis Scott and Drake performing at Astroworld music festival. (Photo: YouTube).

The new mass member party lawsuit was announced by lawyer Tony Buzbee on Instagram yesterday (November 17). He said that every individual “who attended that concert and who suffered injury will be fairly compensated.”.

“Our team has toured the site and collected evidence. We have taken statements from more than fifty witnesses. We have collected hours of video tape from almost every angle. No amount of money will fix what occurred on the night of November 5,” he wrote.

The lawsuit states: “No amount of money will ever make these Plaintiffs whole; no amount of money can restore human life.

“But, the damages sought in this case attempts to fix, help, or make up for the harms and losses suffered by these Plaintiffs-nothing more and nothing less.

“The quantum sought includes sufficient punitive damages to punish and make an example of all involved in the streaming, promotion, organisation and failed execution of the concert, and also to encourage those who engage in such activity in the future to do so with safety at the forefront, not just as an afterthought.”

The suit is seeking damages from Scott and Drake, the latter of whom joined Scott on stage that night. Promoters Live Nation, and Apple, which live streamed the festival, are also named.

In the days since the tragedy Scott has promised to cover the funeral costs of all victims. He’s also joined forces with counselling app BetterHelp to provide free online therapy for anyone in need.

The release of Scott’s new Nike trainers has also been delayed “out of respect for everyone impacted by the tragic events at the Astroworld Festival”.