All You Need to Know About the Adult Swim Festival


The second annual Adult Swim Festival’s two-day experience brought together fans with a diverse array of interests in music and comedy at Banc of California Stadium over this weekend.

Spectators shuffled into the Meatwad Dome, a 25-foot-tall hemisphere designed to resemble a character from ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ to experience the network’s second festival in history that combines not only their hit television shows but live entertainment from multiple artists. Attendees went all out in their self-expression. People sported dyed hair of every hue, as well as costumes of their favorite Adult Swim characters such as Rick from Rick and Morty, Jesus from Black Jesus, and Dr. Rockzo from Metalocalypse.

Adult Swim matched the dedication of festival-goers by creating over-the-top activations for the event such as a 40-foot-tall inflatable slide shaped like the head of Morty from Rick and Morty, a mechanical-bull-style hot dog ride and a V.R. minigame machine called the “Rickflector.” Similar to previous events held at The Forum, viewers were required to secure their phones in Yondr pouches to prevent them from recording unreleased material. The most anticipated screening was of a new episode of the fourth season of Rick and Morty. Another entertaining, yet bizarre event of the weekend was The Eric Andre Show Live.

The live music component of the festival showcased acts from different genres, including rappers such as 2 Chainz and Vince Staples to metal bands Dethklok and Inter Arma. Though these performances were terrific, two last-minute adjustments were made to the lineup. Atlanta native, 2 Chainz, replaced Young Thug and was backed by a four-piece band and brought out artists from his record label T.R.U. Grammy-nominated rapper, Rapsody, replaced Billboard-chart-record-breaker Lil Nas X and performed cuts from her recently released album, Eve.

This festival is unmatched in diversity with great activities, fantastic music, and hilarious live shows. The two-day festival will be coming back for a third year, though the date of the even has not been released yet. Be sure to pick out your elaborate adult swim inspired costume, and we’ll see you there.