A class action looks to recover refunds for those who bought Magic Money for use at the Nov. 2021 Astroworld Festival before the event was abruptly canceled when thousands of festivalgoers surged the stage.
A proposed class action looks to recover refunds for those who bought Magic Money for use at the November 2021 Astroworld Festival before the two-day event was abruptly canceled when thousands of festivalgoers surged the stage, injuring hundreds and killing 10.
The 18-page lawsuit says that in light of the festival’s cancellation, which came during founder Travis Scott’s set on the evening of November 5, those who prepaid for Magic Money to pay for rides and carnival games while avoiding long lines at the event should be refunded considering the second day of the two-day festival never happened.
Billed as a “larger-than-life multi-stage music festival experience,” the 2021 Astroworld Festival was to take place over November 5 and 6 in Houston, Texas, Scott’s hometown, the lawsuit explains. Beforehand, festivalgoers were encouraged, particularly through social media, to buy Magic Money loaded onto a digital or physical card, with which they could pay for onsite carnival rides and games, the suit says. Per the case, Magic Money was advertised as a way for festivalgoers to save significant money and avoid long lines.
Just after 9:00 p.m. on November 5, with roughly 50,000 festivalgoers in attendance, the “chaotic and energetic” crowd rushed toward the stage when Scott began his set, crushing many in attendance who were “surrounded by mosh pits with little to no room to escape and breathe,” the lawsuit says. According to the suit, festivalgoers begged for the show to be stopped but were ignored. At least 300 individuals were treated at a field hospital and 10 Astroworld attendees were killed, the case relays.
Early in the morning on November 6, the festival was officially canceled. To date, the defendants—Magic Money LLC; organizers Scoremore Holdings, LLC, Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. and Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.; Ceremony of Rose, LLC and Cor Merchandising, LLC—have yet to address the issue of refunding those who paid for yet were unable to use their Magic Money, the suit claims.
The lawsuit looks to cover all individuals or entities who incurred costs related to the Astroworld Festival 2021, such as for Magic Money, and were not refunded after the festival’s cancellation.
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