Post Malone Replaces Travis Scott in Headlining Slot at Day N Vegas Festival

Travis Scott wjll be replaced as a headliner at this weekend’s Day N Vegas festival by Post Malone, promoter AEG announced in social media posts Monday night.

Scott, whose career is in crisis as a result of the deadly calamity Friday night at his Astroworld Festival in Houston, had remained on the schedule posted on the Las Vegas gathering’s website though Monday night. But Variety reported early Monday morning that he had already officially pulled out over the weekend, with sources saying he was “too distraught to play.”

The other headliners at Day N Vegas are Kendrick Lamar on Friday night and Tyler, the Creator on Saturday. The bill for the middle night was already star-packed — it would have seemed viable for AEG to move up either of Scott’s support acts that night, Lil Baby or Doja Cat, into the top slot — but the promoter moved quickly to bolster the star quotient with a replacement considered to be Scott’s equal in drawing power.

Other acts appearing at the Las Vegas location over the weekend include SZA (who also performed at the ill-fated Astroworld just before Scott), Roddy Ricch, Lil Uzi Vert, 24kGldn, YG, Don Toliver, Polo G, Jazmine Sullivan and Teyana Taylor.

Festival passes remain on sale for the event, with the majority being general admission, excepting VIP tickets that allow access to a special viewing area near the stage.

The Goldenvoice-produced festival is being held at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on the Strip, north of Circus Circus. There are three stages set up throughout the event, with the two smaller stages scheduled to close up shop each night right as the day’s headliner is going on.

AEG has not made any statements so far about any changes in security procedures at the coming festival, in light of the tragedy in Texas that is still dominating headlines. Rival Live Nation was the promoter for the Astroworld festival.

In the Astroworld fracas, eight people died and several hundred received treatment on-site for injuries. As of Monday morning, around a dozen people were reported to still be hospitalized, some with grave injuries.

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