Rolling Loud to Implement Temporary 18+ Policy in Wake of Astroworld Tragedy
The festival announced today that ticket-holders under 18 can hold onto their tickets until next year's festival
Published Nov 23, 2021Touring hip-hop festival Rolling Loud has revealed plans to implement an 18+ policy at its upcoming California edition, which is due to take place from December 10 to 12. In a statement announcing the change, the festival makes indirect reference to the Astroworld tragedy in which 10 people — including a nine-year-old child — were killed.
Posted to the festival's social pages, the statement reads:
We welcome everyone to experience our festivals, however, in light of recent events, we will be implementing an 18+ policy specific only to our upcoming 2021 California festival. We will be giving all ticket purchasers who are under the age of 18 the option to either roll their tickets over to next year's 2022 California festival or receive a refund.
Refund or rollover requests must be made through the original purchaser's front gate account during the period beginning November 23RD at 9 AM PST and ending November 26TH at 12 PM PST. Additional information will be made available on our FAQs at rollingloud.com/help.
Given the option to roll over tickets to the 2022 festival, it seems that the age restriction is temporary, though it'll be interesting to see whether that changes.
The crowd surge at Astroworld is being blamed on a number of factors, including the age of participants, a misunderstanding of crowd etiquette, Travis Scott's stage presence, and perhaps most accurately, mismanagement and negligence from those in charge of planning and executing the festival.
It's likely we'll be seeing more changes to festival policies like this going forward.
See the post below.
Love ya'll - we want everyone to rage safely. Here's an important update for all our fans who are under 18 for RL California. pic.twitter.com/9iwjYEmS6p— Rolling Loud (@RollingLoud) November 23, 2021