The Sims 4 will host an in-game music festival this summer as part of its new Sims Sessions program. The show will feature artists like Bebe Rexha performing their songs in the game – sung entirely in Simlish.
The Sims brand has a long history of collaborating with musicians to create Simlish versions of their songs. Since 2004, artists like The Flaming Lips and Katy Perry have recorded versions of their songs sung in fictional language. A Simlish version of Be sweet by Japanese Breakfast recently appeared in a trailer for The Sims 4The latest expansion of . According to EA, this will be the first time Simlish tracks will be released in the game.
The festival will run from June 29 to July 7 and will be led by Grammy-nominated artist Rexha. It will also feature Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley and Joy Oladokun. According to the event website, the show will operate like a real music festival, where fans can camp, buy merchandise, and watch artists perform on stage.
There will be a social component on TikTok. Users can join karaoke sessions allowing them to post side-by-side duets with Rexha, who can repost some entries.
EA calls the event “the next evolution of music in The Sims,” but the idea of digital concerts is becoming more common in games. Last year, Fortnite opened the door to potential gaming music events with the hugely successful Travis Scott concert, which drew more than 45 million viewers.