Adult Swim Festival 2021 will present panels and watch parties for fan-favorite and new series including (clockwise from top left) Tuca & Bertie, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Smiling Friends, Teenage Euthanasia, Rick and Morty and Robot Chicken.
Fans everywhere have the best seat in the house as the 2021 Adult Swim Festival arrives Friday, November 13 exclusively on the Adult Swim YouTube Channel.
Adult Swim, the leader in adult animation and the #1 destination for young adults, furthers its commitment to curate immersive experiences across all platforms for fans to celebrate the iconic shows. A global and cultural event unlike any other, fans can expect never-before-seen performances, engaging panels filled with surprises, unique merchandise, exclusives on HBO Max and much more.
Following the success of last year’s first-ever Adult Swim virtual festival, which reached 10+ million views across all festival content and produced several viral moments, including a performance from Thundercat featuring special guest Ariana Grande.
Turn up those speakers and catch a show-stopping lineup of never-before-seen performances by co-headliners Lil Baby, Karol G with 21 Savage, Flying Lotus, Alessia Cara, Angel Olsen, Joe Pera, DAWN, Moor Mother and Jo Firestone, as well as Alien Weaponry, ASAP TyY, Colin Stetson, Dezron Douglas & Brandee Younger, Jessica Pratt, Jlin, Kareem Ali, Kassa Overall, Kelly Lee Owens, Lavinia Meijer, Negin Farsad, Sheer Mag, The Armed, Thou and Tom The Mailman.
Adult Swim Festival 2021 lineup
Join panels for Adult Swim favorites: The Rick and Morty panel will challenge the global voice cast against each other as they go head-to-head to determine who is the Rickiest Rick in the multiverse. Then, head back to Blue Ridge Mountains during the Squidbillies panel featuring series creators and cast as they reflect on memorable squids moments and celebrate the final season. Aqua Teen Hunger Force fans will join cast and crew as they look back on the longstanding history of the series and share some of their favorite moments. Expanding on the legendary Blade Runner franchise, Blade Runner: Black Lotus makes its festival debut with a panel diving deep into the franchise universe alongside producers and directors. Finally, join Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel as they discuss the upcoming series Smiling Friends with special guests.
Catch fan-favorite episodes selected by series creators during the ultimate set of watch parties connecting fans with star-studded guests. Each watch party will feature a live chat where viewers can get real-time reactions and insight on their favorite shows. The watch party lineup includes hit series Rick and Morty, The Eric Andre Show, Tuca & Bertie, Joe Pera Talks with You, Robot Chicken, Teenage Euthanasia, Three Busy Debras, Birdgirl, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, as well as some Adult Swim past favorites Sealab 2021, Mr. Pickles and Metalocalypse.
The weekend heats up Simple Mobile, providing no-contract service plans and nationwide coverage, hosting the Joe Pera Talks with You and Birdgirl Watch Parties with live trivia. For the 21+ crowd, Voodoo Ranger is bringing some cool prizes, so tune in all weekend long to not miss out on how to enter. Plus, don’t miss the world premiere of the winning short from Voodoo Ranger’s Pint Size Film Fest. Last but certainly not least, Wrangler brings Rick and Morty back covered in more denim than ever before, giving fans what they’ve always wanted (free stuff) and introducing a new Rick and Morty collection featuring exclusive designs.
Adult Swim Festival 2021 merch
Starting today, exclusive festival merchandise is available globally on the Adult Swim Festival website and will include Adult Swim Festival t-shirts, zip up sweatshirts, bomber jacket Nalgene water bottle and corduroy hat as well as limited edition Space Ghost Coast to Coast t-shirts. Don’t miss the chance to win a custom Rick and Morty pinball machines as well as an exclusive festival merchandise pack through the Adult Swim Festival Sweepstakes. For more information on the Sweepstake terms and conditions, visit the official Adult Swim Festival website.
Adult Swim has consistently released content on its YouTube channel. With a netted 263.3M impressions to date, the Rick and Morty season five premiere trended at #1 on the platform for two days, followed by the Tuca & Bertie season two premiere pulling an astonishing 15.3M impressions. Leaning into the cult-anime classics Adult Swim is known for, released a trippy Iron Maiden music video featuring anime from Blinkink.
For more information on this year’s Adult Swim Festival partners, panels, merchandise and more, visit www.adultswimfestival.com.