Fortnite Festival Mode: Release Date, The Weeknd Event, and other details 


Players can also perform solo on stage with hit music by their favorite artists in the Fortnite Festival mode.

Following the launch of the Fortnite Big Bang event featuring Eminem on December 2, Epic Games is now all set to launch the Fortnite Festival mode, which would feature not just one but multiple music artists. The special music mode introduced by Epic Games was created with the contribution of the famous developer Harmonix. While Fortnite has had popular Singers like Travis Scott and Eminem before, the Fortnite Festival mode is Fortnite’s first extensive venture in the music genre.

The Weeknd headlines the Fortnite Festival mode. He would perform four songs, including popular ones like “Blinding Lights” and “Save Your Tears”. The Weeknd would feature the Festival mode with a ‘Festival Pass’. The Festival pass introduced by Epic Games would serve as a gateway to obtain exclusive cosmetics for the Festival mode. This would comprise different instrument styles and other exciting stuff.

The weekend in Fortnite Festival
The weekend in Fortnite Festival

When will the Fortnite Festival mode be Released?

The Fortnite Festival mode will launch all across the globe on December 9, 2023. The Festival mode of the game would be the first mode entirely dedicated to the music genre. This mode would be a tribute to hit music games like ‘Guitar Hero’ and ‘Rock Band’—this new musical experience in Fortnite results from a collaboration between Epic Games and Harmonix. Check out how to get the Demogorgon Skin in Fortnite.

Epic Games, in a tweet, updated their gamers, saying, “Fortnite Festival is a new music game where players can play in a band with friends or perform solo on stage with hit music by their favorite artists.”

The Weeknd event

The Weeknd has been the headline of the Fortnite Festival. With Weeknd performing, we can expect a power-packed musical experience during the event. He is expected to perform four songs and has brought in the brand new ‘Festival Pass’ for the players. The Festival passes would be used to acquire exclusive cosmetics and other stuff during the festival mode. Get other Fortnite skins like, Lana Del Ray, Eleven, Chief Hopper, Phantom Meowscles, and more.

The @iFireMonkey, in a tweet posted on December 3, leaked the details regarding the collaboration of the Weeknd with Fortnite. The tweet said, “The Weeknd x Fortnite collab will be a paid-for Festival Pass that includes the following rewards:

The weekend in icon series
The Weekend in icon series

Fortnite Festival Rewards:-

  • New Microphone design
  • 2 New Bass designs
  • 3 Songs
  • New Keytar Design
  • New “Boombox” Aura

Other Rewards:-

  • Loading Screen
  • The Weeknd Skin

Music Artists and Song Setlist for the Fortnite Festival

The Fortnite Festival mode would feature some of the most prominent music artists like Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, PSY, Lady Gaga, Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar and the one who has been the headline of this Festival mode, The Weekend. Here is the setlist of songs confirmed to be performed:-

  • Dirty Little Secret by The All-American Rejects
  • Bell Biv Devoe by Poison
  • Bad Guy by Billie Eilish
  • Zombie by The Cranberries
  • Cake by the Ocean by DNCE
  • My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark(Light Em Up) by Fall Out Boy
  • Highway Tune by Greta Van Fleet
  • Thunder by Imagine Dragons
  • I by Kendrick Lamar
  • Mr. Brightside by The Killers
  • Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall
  • Bad Romance by Lady Gaga
  • Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock
  • Emo Girl by Machine Gun Kelly ft. Willow
  • The Search by NF
  • Nine Inch Nails by The Hand That Feeds
  • Vampire by Olivia Rodrigo
  • Counting Stars by One Republic
  • Gangnam Style by PSY
  • Go with the Flow by Queens of the Stone Age
  • Cradles by Sub Urban
  • Blinding Lights by The Weeknd
  • The Hills by The Weeknd
  • Save Your Tears by The Weeknd
  • Take My Breath by The Weeknd
  • Buddy Holly by Weezer
  • The White Stripes by Seven Nation Army
  • Nothing’s Alright by Witch Gang
  • Brace for Chaos by Epic Games
  • Butter Barn Moedown by Epic Games
  • Run It by Epic Games
  • Switch Up by Epic Games
  • Take Me Higher by Epic Games


Which artists and songs are featured in the Fortnite Festival mode setlist?

The Fortnite Festival mode features prominent artists like Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, PSY, Lady Gaga, Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar, and The Weeknd. Some confirmed songs include “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish, “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga, and “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd.

How is the Fortnite Festival mode different from previous musical events in Fortnite?

The Fortnite Festival mode is Fortnite’s first extensive venture into the music genre and is dedicated entirely to music. It is a tribute to hit music games like ‘Guitar Hero’ and ‘Rock Band’ and is the result of a collaboration between Epic Games and Harmonix.

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