Travis Scott To Headline Virgil Abloh Tribute At Art Basel

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Travis Scott attends the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV/ ViacomCBS)
Travis Scott will headline a Virgil Abloh tribute at Art Basel.

Travis Scott will headline an inaugural festival at Art Basel that will pay homage to the late Virgil Abloh. All proceeds from the event will go to the Virgil Abloh Foundation.

The Mirror Mirror Music Festival will be curated by Benji B and produced by Virgil Abloh Securities. Skepta and Benji B will also be headlining.

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - JULY 24: Travis Scott performs on stage during Rolling Loud at Hard Rock Stadium on July 24, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Virgil's wife, Shannon Abloh, who serves as the CEO of Virgil Abloh Securities, says that her late husband, "had the ability to bring everyone together to create magic.”

She continued: "With his close collaborators, we wanted to bring everyone together to celebrate Virgil–his legacy, his passion, and his care for others. He believed his real work was championing others and we will continue his work supporting youth in the arts with the launch of the Virgil Abloh Foundation in 2023.”

Virgil passed away in November 2021, after being diagnosed with cardiac angiosarcoma two years earlier. He served as the artistic director of Louis Vuitton's menswear collection as well as the founder of Off-White.

Virgil's work had a major influence on hip-hop. Kanye West, ASAP Rocky, Pharrell Williams, as well as 21 Savage and more attended his funeral.

Scott's performance at Art Basel will continue his return to festival stages following the Astroworld tragedy. In 2023, he will also headline Rolling Loud California with Future and Playboi Carti.

Other performers at the Mirror Mirror Music Festival include Yves Tumor, Pedro, Venus X, Bambii, Rampa, Acyde, and more.

The Mirror Mirror Music Festival is scheduled for December 3 at the FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park in Miami. 

Check out the announcement for the festival below.


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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.