Take Your Stage in Fortnite Festival!
The stage is yours! In Fortnite Festival, perform hit music by your favorite artists as the crowd cheers you and your bandmates. When you’re not on the Main Stage, mix hit music with other players on the Jam Stage. But don’t take the stage cold — learn about this new music scene in Fortnite before you start playing for free today!
Skip ahead 💿
- Intro to Fortnite Festival
- How to Access Fortnite Festival
- Make Your Debut in Season 1
- Tips for Content Creators
💿 Fortnite Festival - Intro
Created by Harmonix — the experts in rhythm-based gameplay — Fortnite Festival takes you on a note highway to rhythmically conquer in front of a roaring crowd. Choose songs for your setlist, then use your preferred control method to shred on Guitar, slap with the Bass, kill it on Keytar, bang on the Drums, or take vocals on the Mic!
Fortnite Festival features a top-tier licensed soundtrack of massive global hits spanning many genres and decades. As the Festival continues to expand, connect with your friends through cross-platform play no matter what Fortnite-supported device you play on. Aim for a five-star performance on the Main Stage or create new mixes on the Jam Stage.
💿 How to Access Fortnite Festival
Where can I find Fortnite Festival?
Fortnite Festival is a new music & rhythm title that can be found in the Fortnite application!
How do I get Fortnite?
You can either download Fortnite or play Fortnite through cloud gaming.
Want to download Fortnite? You can download Fortnite on:
With cloud gaming, you can play Fortnite on many phones and computers as long as you have a good internet connection and live in a region supported by the service. Here are the cloud gaming services you can use to play Fortnite:
Once I have Fortnite, how do I enter Fortnite Festival?
Inside Fortnite, scroll down to go to the Discover screen. You’ll see a variety of experiences you can… well… discover! Fortnite Festival includes two experiences: the Festival Main Stage and Festival Jam Stage. Scroll to the “By Epic” row in Discover and select either one! No additional download is required.
Can I play Fortnite Festival for free?
Yes, you can play Fortnite Festival for free!
Does Fortnite Festival support instrument controllers?
Not at launch, but it's a priority for the team and currently under development. We'll have more to share in 2024.
Is split-screen available in Fortnite Festival?
Split-screen is currently not available in Fortnite Festival.
💿 In the Groove: Fortnite Festival Overview
The Main Stage
Ready for the spotlight? Whether you’re playing solo or in a party, select “Festival Main Stage” and get ready for your show! The Main Stage supports parties of up to four players. After selecting this experience, you and your party will enter the Backstage, where you’ll decide who plays lead (Guitar or Keytar), Drums, vocals on the Mic, and Bass. This is also where you’ll decide your setlist!
Your Setlist and Jam Tracks
To set up your list, go to the organ in the middle of the room. Here, you can add up to four Jam Tracks to your setlist! Jam Tracks are songs you can perform in Fortnite Festival, and you can get more Jam Tracks by progressing in the Festival Season Pass or by purchasing them for V-Bucks in Fortnite’s Shop. If any one player in your party has a certain Jam Track, you can add that Jam Track to your party’s setlist.
Worried about having no songs in your repertoire? Worry not — the Main Stage always has a rotation of featured Jam Tracks that you can perform for free for a limited time, even if you don't have them in your Locker.
Also, all players have the “OG (Future Remix)” and “Show Them Who We Are” Lobby Tracks in their Locker right now. These Lobby Tracks double as Jam Tracks you can use in Fortnite Festival. (What’s a Lobby Track? A Lobby Track is a song you can play while in the Lobby of a Fortnite experience!)
Please note! 🎵 Because these two Lobby Tracks have existed in Fortnite previously, players who already had them in their Locker before Fortnite Festival will receive a one-time V-Bucks refund for each one, equivalent to the amount they paid for it. They’ll also be granted the Jam Track version!
With your setlist decided, hold the “Ready Up” option to rift onto the stage! Rock the house by hitting the right notes at the right time, and for those long notes, holding them for the right amount of time. Each song is a test of your reaction skills — don’t let the crowd down!
The better you do during a song, the more you’ll fill up the star meter which can give you up to five stars per song. Reach for the stars to help you complete Festival Quests ⭐
The Jam Stage
You don’t need to be the star to have fun. When you’re not breaking a sweat on the Main Stage, create new mixes on the Jam Stage! The Jam Stage supports parties of up to four players — create mixes with your party or an ensemble of three other players you see onstage.
Once you’re on the Jam Stage, play the lead loop, Drum loop, Vox (Vocals) loop, or Bass loop of any Jam Track in your Locker. Your band can play loops of up to four different Jam Tracks simultaneously, resulting in new mashups that just might surprise you. Adjust the tempo, key, and major/minor setting to fine tune your mix!
Fan of Fortnite Battle Royale? You can also use this Jam System to create mixes in a match!
Gather Your Gear
Fortnite Festival introduces new types of Locker items to Fortnite: Instruments and Auras. (And Jam Tracks!) Instruments are broken down into five kinds: Guitars, Keytars, Drums, Mics, and Basses. Auras surround you with an ambience as you perform on the Main Stage. Guitars, Keytars, Drums, Mics, Basses, and Auras grant no gameplay advantage as you perform.
To start, you already have one of each Instrument and an Aura in your Locker! Like Jam Tracks, you can get more Instruments and Auras by progressing in a Season’s Pass. You can also get more Instruments by purchasing them for V-Bucks in Fortnite’s Shop.
The Stellar Burst Aura, one of the Auras in Fortnite Festival Season 1’s Festival Pass.
There are more Locker items that Fortnite Festival supports, including Emotes you can perform after your show and Outfits that serve as your melodious avatar.
💿 Make Your Debut in Fortnite Festival Season 1: Opening Night
Fortnite Festival Season 1: Opening Night starts now, and you’re invited! Season 1 runs from now until February 22, 2024, at 12 AM ET. During this time, keep the beat going in the Opening Night Festival Pass to unlock new Instruments, Jam Tracks, and more! Award-winning artist The Weeknd is the featured Icon of this Season.
The Opening Night Festival Pass has a free reward track and a Premium Reward Track upgrade. With the Premium Reward Track, you’ll unlock an extra layer of rewards as you progress, including The Weeknd Outfit! Progress in the Pass by earning Festival Points from Festival Quests.
💿 Tips for Content Creators
Fortnite Festival Content Creation
Want to create Fortnite Festival content for YouTube? During launch week (Dec. 9 at 10 AM ET - Dec 16, 2023, at 10 AM ET), content creators in the Support-A-Creator (SAC) program will be able to host VOD content on YouTube featuring a selection of Jam Tracks (and their loops) and monetize it. No takedown notifications should occur during this time. More info:
In order to monetize their content featuring the Jam Tracks, SAC members need to link their YouTube and Support-A-Creator accounts.
IMPORTANT: When uploading the content to YouTube, be sure to upload it as Unlisted or Public. If you upload the video as Private, it is possible you could receive a monetization claim on your video.
For uploading the content on other platforms, refer to the channel’s platform policies for tips on how to avoid copyright strikes.
Although unlikely, if you do receive a claim on any SAC content, there may be a short delay in YouTube processing the release of the claim. During this time, please do not dispute the claim.
Not in SAC? Don’t worry, you can still share your Fortnite Festival experiences on YouTube during the launch week featuring the selected Jam Tracks. However, you will not be able to monetize this content on YouTube.
Please note! 🎵 For Twitch creators streaming content featuring the selected Jam Tracks, we cannot prevent your VODs or clips from getting flagged by third-party copyright detection systems. The general recommendation is to disable VODs/clips when streaming Fortnite Festival. For more information, see Twitch’s DMCA & Copyright FAQs help page.
Jam Track Selection
The selection includes any Jam Track featured in the Shop from December 9 at 10 AM ET to December 16, 2023, at 10 AM ET.
Licensed Audio Setting and Jam Tracks
The "Mute Others" and "Mute All" options for Fortnite's Licensed Audio setting mute Jam Tracks. However, the two toggles currently don’t apply to the Main Stage experience, so be careful when streaming or recording Fortnite Festival content.
Non-licensed Jam Tracks are currently muted by the “Mute Others” and “Mute All” options. We are working to detach non-licensed Jam Tracks from these options in the future.
This is just the beginning of the festival, with more songs, artists, and stages coming soon. Take your stage starting today!