05.03.2023 / 21:35
Rolling Loud: Travis Scott’s Set Cut Short Due to Curfew; Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, Kali Uchis Among Surprise Guests at L.A. Festival
Yousef Srour Saturday, Day 2 of the star-studded Rolling Loud California festival, was built on anticipation and surprise. Whisperings about Travis Scott’s return to the U.S. festival circuit filled the Hollywood Park grounds as avid fans camped out to be as close as possible for his set — and any new music from his long-delayed album “Utopia” — while rumors were rife that across the fields, Lil Wayne would bring out Nicki Minaj — which he did, during a set filled with nearly 20 years of hits. While the festival was packed with A-list talent — Playboi Carti, Future, Lil Baby, Kodak Black, Tippie Redd, Lil Uzi Vert and dozens more — Scott’s set was guaranteed to the the most watched, not just due to his headliner status, but also because it marks his return a major U.S. festival stage for the first time since Astroworld, the Houston festival where, in November 2021, 10 people died and hundreds were injured in a crowd crush as Scott performed his headlining set.