Three people were injured in a stampede, which occurred outside the venue of rapper Travis Scott’s Astroworld musical festival here.
On Saturday, just minutes before the gates were scheduled to open at noon, fans began climbing over metal barricades and surged toward the entrance, according to local news reports.
According to a report by ABC affiliate KTRK-TV, three people suffered minor leg injuries and were transported to area hospitals after being trampled, reports deadline.com.
Scott, who founded and curates the festival, posted a video of the chaotic scene on Instagram. “Da youth dem control the frequency. Everyone have fun. Ragers set tone when I come out tonight. Be safe rage hard,” Scott wrote along with the clip.
The footage showed attendees first climbing over the metal barriers, then a massive crowd knocked the gates down and ran toward the entrance.
Houston police told KHOU-TV that they were trying to get additional officers to the scene to control the crowd.
The lineup for this year’s one-day festival included performances by Scott, Gucci Mane, Migos, Pharrell, Rosalia, the Houston All-Stars amongst others. More than 50,000 people were expected to attend the fest.