Adult Swim, the Cartoon Network late-night animation block that has become a culture and aesthetic unto itself, has long been deeply intertwined with the music world. They premiere videos on the air, they release songs via their Adult Swim Singles series, their characters get name-checked by artists and appear in musical crossover events — and let’s not forget the company’s music guru Jason DeMarco played a key role in forming Run The Jewels. So naturally, last year Adult Swim launched their own music festival, and this year they’re bringing it back.
This year’s event is going down Nov. 15 and 16 at the Banc Of America Stadium in LA. In big headliner font on the poster are cartoon metal band Dethklok, electronic explorer Jamie xx, brazen rap wiseass Vince Staples, trap iconoclast Young Thug, Flying Lotus’ rap alter ego Captain Murphy, and The Eric Andre Show Live! — all told, a pretty good summation of the Adult Swim vibe. There’s a lot more on the bill, though.
The next echelon of the lineup includes Tierra Whack, Lil Nas X, the surviving Geto Boys, Freddie Gibbs with Madlib, and Tim Hecker with the Konoyo Ensemble. Cooly G, clipping., Cupcakke, DAWN, HEALTH, Inter Arma, Speedy Ortiz, and Joe Pera are some highlights from the rest of the lineup, which also includes Adult Swim “experiences” such as a Rick And Morty season four preview and a Robot Chicken “intergalactic power summit.”
Get tickets and more info here, and view the daily lineups below.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15
Tim Hecker & The Konoyo Ensemble
Three Busy Debras
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
The Eric Andre Show Live!
Lil Nas X
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib