Adult Swim Festival 2021 has announced its lineup, including one Rick and Morty panel and several musical performances. This is the latest in a series of exciting livestream festivals with huge announcements from popular properties. Just a few weeks ago, Netflix had its TUDUM event, which included the trailer drop for Stranger Things season 4 and the announcement that Chris Hemsworth would return to Extract 2. On October 16, DC FanDome 2021 is ready to show similar blockbuster announcements for its popular superhero projects.
This year’s adult swimming festival will be the fourth annual iteration of the event, which includes live music performances in addition to panels and screenings. Last year, when the festival switched to a virtual format, the lineup included Eric Andre Show, Toonami and Run the Jewels. Back in 2019, the personal event included a performance from Lil Nas X, which was a hit from “Old Town Road”, as well as a screening of a full episode from the then upcoming Rick and Morty season 4.
This year’s Adult Swim Festival will be streamed live on the Adult Swim YouTube channel on Friday 12 November and Saturday 13 November with additional exclusives on HBO Max. This year, the musical lineup is huge, including Lil Baby, Karol G, 21 Savage, Flying Lotus, Alessia Cara and Angel Olsen along with 19 additional artists. There will also be star-studded primaries at 12 shows inclusive Rick and Morty, Tuca & Bertie, Robot Chicken, and Eric Andre Show. Check out the set-up poster below:
The festival features some great ticket panels this year. That Rick and Morty the panel finds the series’ cast competing to see “who is the Rickiest Rick in the multiverse, ” Octopuses will celebrate its final season with cast and crew, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force will look back on the story in the series that was first aired in 2000. Also the upcoming series Smiling friends, whether a company designed to bring happiness to its biggest challenge will be discussed by creators Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel. Last but not least the animated series Blade Runner: Black Lotus will be presented in a panel examining the property’s long history, dating back to the 1982 Ridley Scott film and the 1968 Philip K. Dick novel on which it is based.
Adult Swim Festival 2021 is more oriented towards having fun with existing and former properties. However, there are still some major announcements under the panels, especially for Rick and Morty, which remains one of the network’s most popular shows. Fans should also look forward to the full announcements about which stars will attend the panels and watch parties because the possibilities are truly endless.
Source: Adult Swim