Steve Aoki and Deadmau5 next to play Fortnite’s new venue


Fresh from hosting a Major Lazer-themed DJ set from Diplo, Fortnite’s new ‘Party Royale’ mode is set for its next music concert tonight.

The ‘Party Royale Premier’ will take place at the virtual island’s ‘Main Stage’ venue, with DJ sets from Steve Aoki, Deadmau5 and Dillon Francis.

As with the Diplo set, there will be two chances to attend: the hour-long concert will be live tonight (8 May) at 9pm ET, and then rebroadcast tomorrow (9 May) at 2pm ET.

Fortnite’s publisher Epic Games is encouraging players to attend by launching a free ‘Neon Wings Back Bling’ item that will be awarded to anyone logging in to the game between 6pm ET tonight and 10am ET on Monday. It’s “music-reactive” – in other words, a decoration for players’ characters that will respond to the music they’re watching in the Party Royale mode of the game.

Written by: Stuart Dredge