Nine New Music and Comedy Acts Join
Packed Performance Line-up and Show Panels
Human Claw Machine, Free Treats, Custom Craft Beer,
Exclusive Merch and a Weekend of Giveaways
Featured at Inaugural Block Party in Philly
With less than a month until the Adult Swim Festival Block Party, Adult Swim unveils new details about the attractions, activities and acts that await fans in Philadelphia. Taking place Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7, 2022 in the colorful neighborhood of Fishtown, the series of events will feature an ongoing outdoor celebration of music, comedy and fandom.
The dynamic schedule of over 15 events throughout the Fillmore Campus will include headliners Run The Jewels, Dethklok and Philadelphia-native Tierra Whack, alongside panels for Adult Swim series Rick and Morty, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and SMILING FRIENDS. Additional acts just announced include: Brandon Wardell, Chill Moody, Conner O’Malley, Craig Conant, DeathbyRomy, Frank D Neblett, Jon DelCollo, Reggie Conquest, and Rosebud Baker.
Fans who can’t make it to Philly can also enjoy watching rebroadcast highlights from music performances, panels, as well as fan favorite episodes as a part of a global live stream on Adult Swim’s YouTube channel throughout the weekend.
Ticketed events will be taking place at The Fillmore Philly, The Foundry, Punch Line Philly and Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia. Buying a ticket to any of the live shows gains access throughout the weekend to the Adult Swim Block Party located at the Fillmore Campus & Other Half Brewing. The surrounding area (W. Laurel Street, Canal Street, E. Allen Street) will be closed off to traffic so that attendees can enjoy three days of attractions, food, and fun featuring a collection of local vendors.
Adult Swim Block Party ticket-holders can access all the fun Friday from 4:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Get your first look here.
Wendy’s® is coming to the party and bringing a human claw machine and exclusive treats! Select fans will get the chance to be lowered into a pit of prizes to grab from a variety of Rick and Morty swag. Making its East Coast debut at the Adult Swim Block Party, attendees can get their hands (and taste buds) on the limited-edition Pickle Rick Frosty® – a pickle twist on the iconic Frosty. Fans can also enjoy free samples from Wendy’s breakfast menu – Wubba Lubba Grub Grub!
On-site to cool fans off and beat the summer heat, Klondike will be giving out free Klondike Cones. “What Would You Do?” to score one of these delicious and iconic treats? Just head to the Adult Swim Festival!
To celebrate the upcoming Adult Swim Festival Block Party, Adult Swim and Other Half Brewing have collaborated on a limited-edition pale ale, [adult beer], brewed at their new Fishtown location. The delicious new brew will be available for a limited time leading up to and during the Adult Swim Festival exclusively at the Other Half taproom and other festival locations including the Block Party’s official Beer Garden.
Exclusive event merchandise will include tee-shirts, hoodie, sweatshirt, fanny pack, hat, and poster, all featuring artwork of the eye-catching Adult Swim Festival Block Party design from Atlanta artist George Baker. Fans can also purchase exclusive items featuring hit Adult Swim series Metalocalypse band Dethklok, Rick and Morty, and SMILING FRIENDS.
The expansive list of performers expected to appear at the Adult Swim Festival Block Party added three new comedy shows at Punch Line Philly, going on sale this week. An updated running list of performers and guests scheduled to appear includes:
- Run The Jewels
- Tierra Whack
- Ana Fabrega
- Brandon Wardell
- Carmen Christopher
- Chanel Ali
- Chill Moody
- Conner O’Malley
- Craig Conant
- DJ Diamond Kuts
- Eshu Tune (Hannibal Buress)
- Flo Milli
- Frank Neblett
- Hop Along
- Jak Knight
- Jo Firestone
- Jon DelCollo
- Maddy Smith
- Megan Koester
- Reggie Conquest
- River L. Ramirez
- Rosebud Baker
- Sam Jay
- Shane Torres
- SNACKTIME PHILLY
- Spirit of the Beehive
- Trackstar The DJ
Check out the current schedule of key events at this year’s Adult Swim Festival Block Party:
Friday, August 5
- 4:30 p.m. – Block Party Opens
- 6:00 p.m. – Doors Open – Run The Jewels w/ Trackstar the DJ – Fillmore Philly
- 6:00 p.m. – Doors Open – Rosebud Baker w/ Megan Koester – Punch Line Philly **
- 9:00 p.m. – Carmen Christopher & Shane Torres w/ Maddy Smith – Punch Line Philly **
Saturday, August 6
- 12:00 p.m. – Block Party Opens
- 2:00 p.m. – SMILING FRIENDS Panel – Punch Line Philly – SOLD OUT
- 2:00 p.m. – Eshu Tune (Hannibal Buress) w/ Chill Moody, Snacktime Philly – Brooklyn Bowl Philly
- 3:00 p.m. – Aqua Teen Hunger Force Panel – Punch Line Philly – SOLD OUT
- 4:00 p.m. – Rick and Morty Panel – Punch Line Philly – SOLD OUT
- 6:00 p.m. – Doors Open – Tierra Whack w/ DJ Diamond Kuts, JEWELSSEA – Fillmore Philly
- 6:00 p.m. – Doors Open – Jo Firestone, Ana Fabrega, Conner O’Malley, River L. Ramirez – Punch Line Philly **
- 8:00 p.m. – Bia – Brooklyn Bowl
- 9:00 p.m. – Sam Jay w/ Special Guest Jak Knight – Punch Line Philly **
- 11:55 p.m. – RJD2 – Brooklyn Bowl **
Sunday, August 7
- 12:00 p.m. – Block Party Opens
- 1:00 p.m. – Hop Along w/ Spirit Of The Beehive, DeathbyRomy – Brooklyn Bowl Philly
- 6:00 p.m. – Doors Open – Dethklok – Fillmore Philly
- 6:00 p.m. – Doors Open – Craig Conant w/ Jon DelCollo, Frank D Neblett – Punch Line Philly **
- 7:30 p.m. – Flo Milli – Brooklyn Bowl Philly
- 9:00 p.m. – Brandon Wardell, Reggie Conquest w/ Chanel Ali – Punch Line Philly **
*Door times are approximate and subject to change.
Fans 18+ can also sign up to receive the latest news on festival activities, partners, merchandise, updated line-ups, and ticketing options at AdultSwimFestival.com.
About Adult Swim:
Adult Swim is the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults for over fifteen years, offering critically-acclaimed, award-winning original and acquired series such as Rick and Morty, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, The Eric Andre Show, Three Busy Debras, Tuca & Bertie, and Joe Pera Talks With You. Fan favorite anime block, Toonami, airs on Saturday nights and has expanded beyond acquisitions, producing original series including Fena: Pirate Princess, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue the Animation, Uzumaki, and new seasons of FLCL. The annual Adult Swim Festival reaches a global audience, and features performances by top musicians and comedians. Adult Swim airs nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also reaches fans via HBO Max.
About Warner Bros. Discovery:
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