Following the success of its thousands of sold-out fan events, Adult Swim is branching out into live music with the debut of the Adult Swim Festival, taking place in Downtown Los Angeles on October 6 & 7. The weekend event will feature two stages and a massive marketplace, offering premiere screenings, comedy performances, interactive gaming, exclusive merchandise and a live-music lineup headlined by Grammy nominated hip-hop duo Run The Jewels.
A limited amount of discounted Weekend Passes are on sale now. Single Day and additional Weekend Passes will be available in May; fans can sign up for alerts on the festival at AdultSwimFestival.com.
Known for its unique brand of comedy and championing of emerging musical artists through the annual Singles program, Adult Swim will add this festival to its established lineup, which has included Adult Swim on the Green, the Samurai Jack Premiere and the recent Thrashtacular heavy metal concert series. The Adult Swim Singles Program has generated nearly 20 million SoundCloud streams over the last three years, featuring more than 100 artists.
“Adult Swim already does television like no one else. Now it’s time to bring that same unique approach to a one-of-a-kind festival experience,” said Jill King, SVP of marketing and partnerships for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. “The Adult Swim Festival will feature everything fans love about us… great shows, cutting edge music, and a passionate community to enjoy it all together.”