If you’re a fan of Adult Swim, its content, and the cynical dreams that you have nightly, then The Adult Swim Festival may be your perfect match. The two-day experience that takes place Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16, at Los Angeles’ Banc Of California Stadium, just extended its musical and comedic line-up, boasting with fan experiences that AS die-hards will truly enjoy. Tickets start at $49 and up with two new premium package options available.
Joining Dethklol, Jamie xx, Vince Staples, Young Thug, Captain Murphy, The Eric Andre Show Live!, Tierra Whack, and Lil Nas X (previously announced Geto Boys will no longer be performing due to a scheduling conflict), comes Helado Negro, Ladies of LCD Soundsystem, ‘The Last Stream on the Left’ and Leikeli47. Musically, a nice quick cut of indie, electro, rap, and metal that goes great with beer, as Lagunitas Brewing Company returns for its second year serving as Adult Swim Festival’s Official Craft Beer Partner.
As appealing as the music and comedy acts are, the “experiences” and one-of-a-kind activities are the distinctions that send AS in their own eclectic lane. Rick and Morty’s fans will appreciate The Rickflector — a machine that transports the melted minds of fans directly into the animated world of Rick and Morty — as well as the festival debut, the Morty Slide — which will launch fans into their own “Goodbye, Moonman” daydream. Basically, you’re sliding out of Morty’s mouth and if we need to explain this more, this isn’t for you. The fest will also host an exclusive Rick and Morty S4 screening, which will be done after you come out of Morty’s mouth.
Cat Joust is also highly anticipated as “they will mount valiant feline steeds to compete for honor and adoration against friend or foe.” The classic Mechanical Hot Dog Ride keeps things fresh, and if the sun isn’t for you there’s the newly revamped Meatwad Dome for all your 360-degree screenings need, featuring premieres and favorites.
Wendy’s will also be on-site to provide fans with an enhanced festival experience. Additional partners include thirst-murdering water brand Liquid Death, tattoos with For Now Ink™ from Inkbox, and portable power provided by Electric Standard Co.
Ahead of the festival, Fanta will give fans the opportunity to express themselves as part of its newest platform, “It’s A Thing”. Fanta will partner with Adult Swim for a t-shirt design contest where fans can submit their own unique creations during live streams of How To Draw on AdultSwim.com beginning on September 16th at 9pm EST through October 15th. One lucky fan and a guest will win a trip to attend the Adult Swim Festival and a chance for their winning t-shirt design to be printed on-site at the event.
Single day passes start at $49 (not including fees) with weekend passes starting at $95. Two new premium package options are now available: Micro Prestige package, starts at $295 for single-day premium, with weekend-passes available. This includes access to Figueroa Club with private craft beer and cocktail bar, priority access to activations and more.
The Prestige Plus package, starting at $499, includes priority access to activations, main stage viewing area, an exclusive Adult Swim merchandise item, access to the Adult Swim garage sale gifting suite and a two-hour dedicated open Gold Bar service on the Sunset Roof Deck.
Entry to the event is 18+, onsite parking is available for $40 (highly recommend public transportation if possible), and the venue has a “Clear Bag” policy. Doors open at 5 p.m. Friday, November 15 and at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 16, both days ending at 11 p.m.