The Sims 4 will host its own in-game music festival in July, following in the footsteps of Fortnite. The festival, dubbed “Sims Sessions,” is headed by Bebe Rexha, a two-time Grammy Award nominee whose hits include “I’m a Mess” and “Meant to Be.” Rexha is set to debut a new song at the festival, which will be performed entirely in Simlish, the fictional language of The Sims.
Following in the footsteps of Fortnite, The Sims 4 will stage its own in-game music festival in July. Bebe Rexha, a two-time Grammy Award nominee whose singles include “I’m a Mess” and “Meant to Be,” is in charge of the “Sims Sessions” festival.
At the festival, Rexha will launch a new song that will be performed entirely in Simlish, The Sims’ fictional language. With that being said, the line-up for a job within EA’s virtual people simulator appears to be quite amazing.
During the performance, Dave Bayley will perform a Simlish version of Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves.” Joy Oladokun’s ballad “Breathe Again” will be transformed. Finally, Bebe Rexha will play a Simlish version of “Sacrifice” on stage with her piano. After the show, you’ll be able to bring your own Sims on stage to put on a show of your own.
Players attending Sims Sessions can “camp out” (the game’s own store page suggests “Woohooing” to the music), perform on stage after the main artists have finished their sets, and shop at festival stalls, either running their own table or buying “artist-themed merchandise,” according to the event’s webpage.
Attendees will be able to explore the festival site in addition to listening to music: they will be able to grab a bite to eat, create festival clothes, sell crafts at their own craft booth, camp out, and even shop special band souvenirs. Glastonbury isn’t required.
It’s unclear whether you’ll be making these purchases with in-game cash or real money, but let’s bet on the latter.
To be honest, the whole thing sounds a little strange. In any case, the idea of attending a concert in a video game odd, and why anyone would want to sit in front of a screen and listen to a popstar’s avatar sing a song in nonsense language?
There’s even a #SimlishSessions TikTok challenge where gamers can sing the single Sabotage in Simlish. It’s a good idea to understand the distinction between “yabahorne” and “yim bala.”
Since 2004, The Sims have reportedly collaborated with approximately 500 musicians to record their songs in Simlish, according to their website.
Attracting people to attend a live event specifically to hear one, on the other hand, is a another story. Fortnite has shown that there is a market for this, but is this because people actually enjoy attending virtual world concerts, or merely because they enjoy doing stuff with their friends in Fortnite?
That isn’t to say it isn’t a fascinating concept. The festival will take place from June 29 through July 7. More information is available on the Sims Sessions page, albeit it does not specify how to attend the festival; it only states that you must own The Sims 4 to do so.