5 artists we need to see on the Fortnite Festival stage next season

5 artists we need to see on the Fortnite Festival stage next season
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Written by 

Daniel Megarry


17th Apr 2024 12:44

As a longtime superfan, seeing Lady Gaga headline Fortnite Festival was a dream come true. But with Mother Monster's time on the virtual stage coming to a close, it's time to start thinking about who could be next on the microphone.

Video games and music have always been my biggest passions. I grew up on Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution, so naturally, Fortnite Festival is right up my street. There are endless possibilities for who could appear in the rhythm-based game next, but these are the artists I'm hoping for.

1. Taylor Swift

I'm not the biggest Swiftie in the world, but there's no denying Taylor's astronomical star power. Her Eras Tour is currently breaking records left, right, and centre and she's got a new album, The Tortured Poets Department, on the way. So what better way to celebrate than hitting the Fortnite Festival stage?

There's probably an argument to be made that she's got too much going on right now, so asking her to fit in a trip to the Main Stage might be wishful thinking. But at the very least, getting a few bops like Cruel Summer, You Need To Calm Down, and Karma to jam along to would be much appreciated.

2. Beyonce

Let's be real, the chances of Beyonce appearing in Fortnite Festival are pretty much slim to none. That's not going to stop me from wishing, though. Just imagine line dancing to Texas Hold 'Em with the squad after you've scored a Victory Royale, or rapping along to Heated on the Festival stage. Iconic!

Queen Bey's western-inspired outfits for her Cowboy Carter era have been stunning, so there's plenty to choose from when it comes to skins. Personally, I'd love to see the red, white, and blue outfit from the Cowboy Carter album cover as a main skin, with this double denim number as an alternate option.

3. Lil Nas X

Rapper, singer, and meme king Lil Nas X has already hosted his own concert in Roblox, so crash-landing into Fortnite Festival would be a natural next step. With the follow-up to his excellent Montero album currently in the works, and the recently-released single J Christ, there's plenty to bring to the game.

Epic Games wouldn't even need to put in much work for this one - Fortnite artist DENNI created some excellent skin concepts a few years ago, which Lil Nas X retweeted to show his seal of approval. He's one of my most-wanted collaborations in Fortnite, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed this one happens soon.

4. Ava Max

She might not be as globally renowned as Lady Gaga or The Weeknd, but if there's one thing Ava Max will do, it's serve BOPS. She's got 36 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone, with her smash hit Sweet But Psycho having over a billion streams - but honestly, everything she releases is an absolute earworm.

Whether it's the club banger My Head & My Heart, the queer anthem Kings & Queens, or the ABBA-tinged One Of Us, there's loads of Jam Track potential in her discography. Ava's also got the signature Max Cut™ hairstyle and some fierce music video looks that would translate very well as a Fortnite skin.

5. Katy Perry

It's been a while since we've had new music from Katy Perry, but alongside Lady Gaga, she's easily one of the most recognisable pop stars of the 21st century. She's got a new album in the works, so a Fortnite Festival appearance could be an excellent bit of promo, and she'd fit right in with the game's colourful cartoony style.

Katy's got an endless amount of hits to choose from - I Kissed A Girl, Teenage Dream, Firework, Swish Swish, Harleys In Hawaii - and let's not get started on those iconic outfits. She's already been involved with Pokemon and The Sims campaigns (who could forget her Simlish performance?), so let's add Fortnite to the list!

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Who do you want to see appear in Fortnite Festival next? While we wait for the new artist to arrive, head over to our Fortnite homepage for more guides like the rarest skins of all time, the best weapons in the current season, or the top landing spots to get a Victory Royale.

Daniel Megarry
About the author
Daniel Megarry
Daniel is GGRecon’s Deputy Guides Editor. He graduated from university with a degree in Journalism & English Language before covering video games and LGBTQ+ culture at publications including Gay Times and Dexerto. His favourite games include Pokemon, Kingdom Hearts, Resident Evil, and anything Nintendo. You can reach him on [email protected].
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