How to watch Ariana Grande Fortnite concert: Rift Tour event start time & stream

Daniel Megarry
Fortnite Ariana Grande

After months of speculation, it’s finally been revealed that Fortnite will be hosting an in-game event for players to watch called the Rift Tour, and it’s going to feature an Ariana Grande concert.

Epic Games teased they would be kicking off August on a high note by bringing a “record-breaking superstar” to the Island for a virtual concert that’s sure to be a memorable experience for fans – and it’s now been confirmed that it’s Ariana Grande!

Following in the footsteps of other artists like Travis Scott and Marshmello, gamers and music lovers alike should expect to see plenty of hits, some extravagant visuals, and of course, a brand new Ariana Grande skin with matching cosmetics.

Whether you’re joining in the fun on the Island or you just want to stream it online, you’ll find all the information you need about the upcoming Rift Tour and Ariana Grande concert in Fortnite below.


Fortnite Season 7 loading screen
The Rift Tour is going to be epic.

Fortnite Ariana Grande concert start date & times

The Rift Tour event and virtual Ariana Grande concert will take place in Fortnite on Friday, August 6, 2021, at 3PM PDT / 6PM EDT / 11PM BST.

However, there are currently multiple dates and times scheduled for the Rift Tour event, so every region will be able to watch at a time that suits them! You can see all of the scheduled concert times below:

  • The Americas: 6 August (6PM EDT)
  • Global: 7 August (1PM EDT)
  • Asia & Oceania: 8 August (12AM EDT)
  • EU & ME: 8 August (10AM EDT)
  • The Americas: 8 August (6PM EDT)

All of the times above are EDT. If you’re in another timezone, use a converter to find out when you should tune in, and mark your calendar so you don’t forget!

You can watch as many of these concerts as you want, regardless of your region or timezone. They only exist to make it easier for people around the world to tune in at a convenient time.

How to watch Fortnite Ariana Grande concert

Fortnite Rift Tour save the date
You can ‘save the date’ in Fortnite now.

To watch Fortnite’s Ariana Grande concert, players will need to make sure they have the latest version of the game installed and then log in to Fortnite an hour ahead of the scheduled event time.

The playlist for the Rift Tour should then appear 30 minutes prior to the event.

It’s expected that the lobbies for this event will be very busy, especially on the August 6 date. If you don’t manage to get into the first Rift Tour, you’ll need to try again during a different showtime.

How long is the Ariana Grande Fortnite concert?

While there’s been no official confirmation from Epic Games yet, an event posting from PlayStation indicated that the Rift Tour event (including the Ariana Grande concert) will run for 15 minutes.

While that might not seem long for a concert, it’s more than both Travis Scott and Marshmello, so it’s actually the biggest virtual concert Fortnite has held so far.

Fortnite Ariana Grande concert stream

The best way to experience the virtual Ariana Grande concert is to jump into Fortnite yourself and watch it alongside other players on the Island, especially as there will likely be fun features or quests to enjoy.

If you aren’t able to play Fortnite during the event, or you’d simply prefer to enjoy it in a more relaxed setting, there will be plenty of Fortnite players streaming live online that you can watch along with.

Check out SypherPK, Ali-A, and LoserFruit‘s live streams when the event begins on August 6, at 6PM EDT as they’ll probably be playing along during the Rift Tour.

Ariana Grande skin and cosmetics

Fortnite ariana grande bundle
Ariana Grande is now part of the Fortnite metaverse.

As well as the concert, Ariana Grande fans will be happy to know that a skin and matching cosmetics themed on the pop superstar are also available to purchase from the Item Shop in Fortnite.

There are two outfits for the singer, a regular Ariana Grande and a ‘Rift Goddess’ Ariana Grande, as well as a Piggy Smallz back bling based on her real-life pet pig. Then, there’s a pickaxe, glider, and unicorn emote.

What will the Ariana Grande concert setlist be?

It’s unknown what the setlist will be for Ariana Grande’s highly-anticipated Fortnite concert, but it will most likely consist of songs from her recent album Positions, as that’s what she’s currently promoting.

As a result, fans should probably expect to hear tracks like 34+35, motive, and (of course) the title track Positions, as well as some older hits like thank u next, 7 rings, God is a woman.

We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that Ariana will debut a new song just like Travis Scott did, but don’t get your hopes up too much. Either way, it’s sure to be an incredible live event.

That’s everything we know about the Ariana Grande concert in Fortnite so far.

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