The next Rolling Loud festival has a major change.
The annual music festival, which attracts thousands of people and makes headlines in rap music’s biggest names, now only allows spectators 18 and over. The move came after the tragic events of AstroWorld last month in Houston, killing nine people and triggering dozens of lawsuits for AstroWorld’s management company, Live Nation.
Rolling Loud announced the changes this morning on Twitter:
I love you – we want everyone to rage safe. Here’s an important update for all of our fans under the age of 18 for RL California. pic.twitter.com/9iwjYEmS6p
– Roll hard (@RollingLoud) 23 November 2021
In addition, an official announcement was made Monday by Rolling Loud. “We invite everyone to check out our festivals, however, in light of recent events, we will be implementing an 18+ policy specific only to our upcoming California 2021 festival,” Rolling Loud announced Monday. “We will be giving all ticket buyers under the age of 18 the option of rescheduling their tickets to next year’s California Festival 2022 or receiving a refund.”
The decision drew mixed reactions, with some wondering how this improve security measures. A source pointed out that adults can be injured just like children. Another source questioned whether the move would be temporary or become part of concert festivals in the future.
Either way, it seems like a reasonable move on Rolling Loud’s part. With the 18+ tenure, this avoids any potential harm to minors and hopefully makes those eligible to be * more * aware of the risks.
As much as one can be aware of in an angry man, of course.
Photo credit: Mauricio Alvarado