Voodoo Fest organizers announce a big lineup change: Houston-born rapper Travis Scott will replace Childish Gambino as the headliner on Saturday, Oct. 27. Travis Scott steps in for Childish Gambino who is unable to perform under doctor’s orders, according to a release.
The big shakeup to the lineup comes just days before the fest kicks off. Fans hoping to see Childish Gambino, also known as Donald Glover, perform “This is America” at Voodoo Fest might be disappointed.
Organizers for the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience say they “learned that under doctor’s orders Childish Gambino has been advised to continue recovery on his recent tour injury and will be forced to cancel his upcoming performance at the festival this weekend,” organizers announced in the release on Wednesday.
Travis Scott is bringing ASTROWORLD to New Orleans & headlining #VoodooFest on Saturday, 10/27. Under doctor’s orders Childish Gambino has been advised to continue recovery on his recent tour injury and will be forced to cancel his upcoming performance at the fest this weekend. pic.twitter.com/zHJ0EBfVpi
— Voodoo Experience (@VoodooNola) October 24, 2018
Travis Scott will take over Childish Gambino’s set scheduled for 9:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Altar Stage on Saturday.
“Travis Scott will be bringing ASTROWORLD to New Orleans and headlining Voodoo Festival on Saturday, October 27,” the release said. The rapper recently released his album, “Astroworld,” in August 2018.
Childish Gambino had to cancel several other tour performances due to his foot injury, including the ACL Fest in Austin, Texas, where rapper Lil’ Wayne had to step in his place.
Travis Scott will join other Voodoo Fest headliners Mumford & Sons, Arctic Monkeys and ODESZA.
Voodoo Fest will take place in New Orleans City Park from Oct. 26 to Oct. 28. Nearly 70 bands will rock on four stages in City Park when the fest celebrates its 20th anniversary during Halloween weekend.
Three-day advance admission to Voodoo Fest is $140, plus taxes and fees. VIP tickets are available at higher prices.
See the updated schedule via the Voodoo Fest website here.