Travis Scott’s music has remodeled over the previous few years to be fairly eclectic, pulling from every kind of genres from psychedelic rock to southern lure. So it didn’t come as a lot shock when the Houston rapper referred to as upon artists like Rosalía, Migos, Young Thug, DaBaby, Pop Smoke, Megan Thee Stallion, Marilyn Manson and extra for his second annual Astroworld Festival.
Held on Saturday (Nov. 9) in his hometown’s NRG Park, Scott’s thrilling lineup led to surprising moments that had been heightened by the competition’s trippy carnival-inspired theme — thrilling rides just like the Ferris Wheel and Starship 2000 included.
Below, Billboard gathered seven of the perfect acts who dominated the Astroworld stage.
Marilyn Manson goes full-fledged macabre
With a comparatively younger viewers whose style leans extra in the direction of lure music, having Marilyn Manson on the invoice might appear to be a left-field selection. But the legendary shock rocker really match proper in, tapping into the group’s rowdy, anarchic facet. He was backed by his band members (who sported black-and-white make-up) and a widescreen that featured an enormous greenback invoice together with his face emblazoned on it. A feathered jacket-wearing Manson ran via fan favorites like “The Dope Show,” “Mobscene” and a canopy of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” all whereas smoking a joint, spitting and screaming all through his set.
Pharrell brings the nostalgia
From his work with N.E.R.D., The Neptunes and his solo initiatives, Pharrell’s setlist choices might be fairly overwhelming! Nevertheless, the producer-artist curated the proper displaying that mirrored his profession’s spectacular trajectory. He kicked off his set with Clipse’s “Grindin’” earlier than main a singalong to Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” Pharrell continued to unleash hit after hit — together with Jay-Z’s “Frontin’’,” Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright,” Future’s “Move That Dope,” Kelis’ “Milkshake,” Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “Apeshit” and “Happy” — that exhibits his decades-long masterful manufacturing.
Migos exhibits off their Southern-fried aptitude
The Atlanta-bred rap trio didn’t want any introduction! Instead, Quavo, Takeoff and Offset instantly kicked off their set with 2017’s Culture spotlight, “Deadz.” From there, it was an immediate occasion full of hits: “Hannah Montana” (which incited a water-throwing mosh pit),” the faculty youngsters’ occasion anthem “Fight Night,” a singalong to “Kelly Price,” a dance-off to “Pure Water” and — in fact — their first Hot 100 chart-topper, “Bad and Boujee.”
Megan Thee Stallion recruits a fan-filled twerk workforce
The self-proclaimed Houston Hottie’s set started practically 90 minutes late, but Chase B (Travis Scott’s private DJ) stored the anxious crowd in good spirits. After enjoying a mixture of Waka Flocka Flame’s “Grove St. Party,” Sheck Wes’ “Mo Bamba” and Kid Cudi’s “Pursuit of Happiness,” a mysterious determine appeared to the correct of the stage. It turned out to be none apart from Scott himself, who appeared giddy as he watched the viewers roar with pleasure. He then snuck behind his DJ to exhibit his abilities behind the turntable. Finally, Megan Thee Stallion jumped on stage, opening her set with the gangster Fever mixtape intro, “Realer.” After displaying love to her hometown, she bought the group leaping with “Freak Nasty,” “Cocky AF” and “Hot Girl Summer.” Throughout her set, the rapper pulled fellow hotties out of the group so they may shake their booties simply as quick as her.
Rosalía seduces together with her allure
The night time marked Rosalía’s first time in Houston, however the Spanish star appeared proper at house. The multi-faceted singer has turn out to be identified for her intense, dance routine-heavy exhibits, and he or she made positive not to skimp on the expertise for the Astroworld viewers. “We are so grateful to be here, I hope you enjoy,” she informed the group earlier than diving into the sultry “Pienso en tu mirá.” In the center of full of life renditions of “Di mi nombre,” “Brillo” and “Yo x Ti, Tu x Mi,” Rosalía showcased her gorgeous vocal expertise with a chilling flamenco-inspired solo. But the set wasn’t all excellent. At one level, she acknowledged her damaged nails. She jokingly flicked them off stage with no care and continued the present with out lacking a beat.
Houston All-Stars takes us on a traditional joyride
Among the roster of newer hip-hop acts, Scott made positive to give a platform to those that had been essential within the rise of mainstream southern rap. Dubbed “Houston All-Stars,” the set started with Houston OG Slim Thug, who was joined by Paul Wall for “Still Tippin’” (sans Mike Jones). The classics stored rolling in with “Sittin’ Sideways,” “Diamonds In My Mouth” and appearances by Lil Keke, Trae tha Truth and Houston newcomer Maxo Kream.
Travis Scott is the final word rock star
A little knee harm couldn’t cease his present. Despite the small setback, Scott made positive to give his keen followers each little bit of vitality he may muster. Rolling onto the stage on a stretcher after being launched unexpectedly visitor Dave Chappelle, the rapper was then propped up onto a cherry picker rip via his limitless hits. Along with getting the occasion began with “Stargazing,” “Butterfly Effect” and “Antidote,” the rapper additionally had a number of extra surprises in retailer. He was later joined by Migos and Young Thug to carry out an unreleased new tune, and referred to as upon mentor Kanye West for a one-two punch of Jesus Is King spotlight “Follow God” and Graduation’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing.”