Sunday, Dec 2022

The Adult Swim Festival makes its way to the East Coast as a three-day block party in Philadelphia’s popular Fishtown neighborhood for the first time ever. Fans will enjoy a dynamic schedule of music, comedy, live panels, outdoor screenings, and exclusive merchandise in celebration of all things Adult Swim.


Headlined by performances from Run The Jewels, Dethklok, and Philadelphia-native Tierra Whack, the events will run from Friday, August 5, through Sunday, August 7, 2022. Advance tickets go on sale Thursday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

“After several successful years in LA and online, we’re excited to bring the Adult Swim Festival to the East Coast,” said Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim. “Fishtown is the perfect setting for what promises to be an unforgettable celebration of the city, Adult Swim, and top talent who are at the forefront of the music and comedy worlds.”

In partnership with Live Nation, the Adult Swim Festival Block Party will be a curated series of individually ticketed events across four famed venues in Fishtown, including The Fillmore Philly, The Foundry, Punch Line Philly, and The Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia, all within an ongoing neighborhood block party filled with beer gardens, food trucks, and fun fan attractions.

Attending fans will get sneak peeks, and breaking news about some of Adult Swim’s biggest shows at must-see panels and series watch parties. Creators Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis will take the stage with their Aqua Teen Hunger Forceco-stars Carey Means (Frylock) and Dana Snyder (Master Shake) to spill all the details and reveal a first look at the second movie adaptation based on the fan-favorite series. Smiling Friends creators Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel will bring joy to Philadelphia and exclusively debut footage from a forthcoming special. The wait is finally over for Rick and Morty fans as a peek at the highly anticipated sixth season of the series will also debut exclusively during the festival.

For the last two years, the Adult Swim Festival was virtual, reaching a combined 26+ million views globally. The Adult Swim Festival Block Party will continue reaching fans worldwide this year with select performances and panels available to fans via Adult Swim on HBO Max and YouTube.

The Adult Swim Festival Block Party will feature top music and comedy talent performances, including some hailing from Philadelphia. With more to be announced in the coming weeks, a running list of performers and guests scheduled to appear includes:

Fans will also be the first to access never-before-seen videos and show updates at digital watch parties featuring The Eric Andre Show, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, Toonami, Royal Crackers, Tuca & Bertie, Teenage Euthanasia, YOLO: Crystal Fantasy, Birdgirl, Metalocalypse, and more.

This summer, the Adult Swim Mural Project also announces Philadelphia as its newest location! In partnership with Living Walls, The Adult Swim Mural Project is an ongoing initiative created to help spotlight local up-and-coming Black artists and creators to produce large-scale murals around the city. In its third year, the project extends from Atlanta and New Orleans to include Philadelphia, with more cities to follow.

Performances are individually ticketed and vary in pricing, with tickets to panel events available at no charge while supplies last. The presale begins Thursday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. EDT, general sale begins Friday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

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