Nintendo has announced that during the 30th anniversary of their Kirby series a big music festival will be held to celebrate one of the company’s most recognisable, and cutest characters.
The Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival is set to kick off on 11th August 2022 and will be live-streamed for free on the official Kirby YouTube channel.
This was revealed in an official statement on the Kirby official website which revealed that the festival will feature an ensemble of 35 musicians.
“To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Kirby, a one-time-only music festival will be held featuring a large big band-style ensemble of 35 musicians performing in a variety of genres!”
“This event is a musical event in which you can enjoy original medleys of songs from past titles in the series while reminiscing on your memories with them.
“A large LED monitor at the venue will also feature a moving Kirby! We look forward to having an exciting festival together with everyone. We hope to meet you all at the online venue!”
Japan is getting a little something extra, too. On April 15, the My Nintendo Store will be releasing a collection of medals to celebrate all things, Kirby.
These feature our rosy, smiley friend doing all manner of Kirby-related activities, such as sleeping, surfing on stars, and floating. There’s even a medal that’s a nod to his much-earlier Game Boy design, with slightly pointier hands.
Kirby’s 30th anniversary is on April 27, which is the Japanese release date of Kirby’s Dream Land and we will be hoping to get a glimpse of the upcoming Kirby and the Forgotten Land game during the event.