2021 Adult Swimming Festival Launches Global Takeover, Heading to Screens Everywhere in November
Two-day free global virtual event bundle November 12-13 exclusively on Adult Swim’s YouTube channel, plus other exclusives on HBO Max
Featuring performances by co-headliners Lil Baby, Karol G, featuring 21 Savage, Flying Lotus, alongside Rick and Morty, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Smiling Friends Panels and more
Fans around the world have the best seat in the house as the 2021 Adult Swim Festival arrives Friday November 12 and Saturday November 13 exclusively on the Adult Swim YouTube channel. Adult Swim, the leader in adult animation and the # 1 destination for young adults, reinforces its commitment to delivering immersive experiences across all platforms for fans to celebrate iconic shows. A global and cultural event like no other, fans can expect unprecedented performances, gripping panels filled with surprises, unique products, exclusives on HBO Max and more. Following the success of last year’s first-ever virtual adult swimming festival, which reached over 10 million views across all festival content and produced several viral moments, including a performance by Thundercat with guest special Ariana Grande.
Crank up those speakers and enjoy a breathtaking lineup of never-before-seen performances from co-stars Lil Baby, Karol G with 21 Savage, Flying Lotus, Alessia Cara, Angel Olsen, Joe Pera, DAWN, Moor Mother, Jo Firestone, and more. Check out the full list of artists below:
Join the panels for the favorites of Adult Swim Rick and Morty, Squidbillies, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and the highly anticipated new series Blade Runner: Black Lotus and Smiling Friends. The Rick and Morty panel will challenge the global voice against each other as they battle it out to determine who the Rickiest Rick is in the multiverse. Then, return to Blue Ridge Mountains for the Squidbillies panel featuring the show’s creators and cast as they reflect on the memorable Squid moments and celebrate the final season. Aqua Teen Hunger Force fans will join the cast and crew to look back on the series’ long history and share some of their favorite moments. Building on the legendary Blade Runner franchise, Blade Runner: Black Lotus makes its festival debut with a panel diving deep into the franchise world alongside producers and directors. Finally, join Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel to discuss the upcoming Smiling Friends series with special guests.
Watch fan-favorite episodes selected by series creators in the ultimate wake-up set that connects fans with star-studded guests. Each watch party will feature a live chat where viewers can get real-time feedback and information on their favorite shows. The evening’s lineup includes the 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 a few old favorites. by Adult Swim. Sealab 2021, M. Pickles and Metalocalypse.
The weekends are heating up with Simple Mobile, offering contract-free service plans and nationwide coverage, hosting the Joe Pera Talks With You and Bird Girl Watch Parties with live trivia. For the 21+, Voodoo Ranger brings great prizes, so tune in all weekend so you don’t miss out on how to participate. Plus, don’t miss the world premiere of Voodoo Ranger’s Pint Size Film Fest winning short. And don’t miss the special surprises fans won’t soon forget all weekend thanks to Wendy’s. Last but not least, Wrangler is bringing Rick and Morty back and covering them in more denim than ever before, giving fans what they always wanted (free stuff) and introducing a new Rick and Morty collection with exclusive designs.
From today, exclusive festival merchandise is available worldwide on the Adult Swim Festival website and will include Adult Swim Festival t-shirts, zip-up sweatshirts, jacket aviator, a Nalgene water bottle and corduroy hat as well as a limited edition Space Ghost Coast to Coast t-shirt. shirts. Don’t miss the chance to win a personalized Rick and Morty pinball machine as well as an exclusive festival merchandise pack in the Adult Swim Festival contest. For more information on the competition terms and conditions, please visit the official Adult Swim Festival website.
Adult Swim has regularly posted content to their YouTube channel. With a total of 263.3 million impressions to date, the season five premiere of Rick and Morty has ranked No. 1 on the platform for two days, followed by the season two premiere of Tuca & Bertie, with 15.3 million impressions. Taking a look at the cult anime classics that Adult Swim is known for, released a trippy Iron Maiden music video featuring the Blinkink anime.
For more information on this year’s adult swimming festival partners, panels, merchandise and more, visit www.adultswimfestival.com.
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s # 1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired live action and animated series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. ET / PT on its Linear Channel, and also available via HBO Max, Adult Swim is the # 1 basic cable network with people ages 18-34 and 18. at 49, and is seen in 94 million United States. homes, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.