The Adult Swim Festival comes to the East Coast for the first time as a three-day block party in Philadelphia’s famed Fishtown area. The series of events will take place from Friday, August 5, through Sunday, August 7, 2022, and will feature performances by Run The Jewels, Dethklok, and Philadelphia resident Tierra Whack. In celebration of all things Adult Swim, fans will enjoy a dynamic program of music, humor, live panels, outdoor screenings, and exclusive products. Advance tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 19.
“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.”
The Adult Swim Festival Block Party, presented by Live Nation, will feature a curated series of individually ticketed events at four iconic Fishtown venues, including The Fillmore Philadelphia, The Foundry, Punch Line Philadelphia, and The Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia, all set within an ongoing neighborhood block party with beer gardens, food trucks, and fun fan attractions.
At must-see panels and series watch parties, fans will get first looks and breaking news about some of Adult Swim’s most popular shows. Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis, together with their Aqua Teen Hunger Force co-stars Carey Means (Frylock) and Dana Snyder (Master Shake), will take the stage to present all the facts and a first peek at the sequel to the fan-favorite series. Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel, makers of Smiling Friends, will bring joy to Philadelphia and premiere a video from an upcoming special. Fans of Rick and Morty can also look forward to a first peek at the highly anticipated sixth season of the comedy, which will premiere exclusively at the festival.
Additional performers include Flo Milli, DJ Diamond Cuts, Bia, and Trackstar the DJ.