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Fortnite’s latest music event, Soundwave Series, starts this week

Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki debuts from tomorrow, October 1st

The first event of the Fortnite Soundwave Series – a series of musical shows featuring artists from around the world – begins tomorrow, October 1st. Every show takes place in its own interactive experience in-game.

The first artist to feature is Egyptian singer Mohamed Hamaki, who players may have heard on the radio in Fortnite recently. Along with his hits, Hamaki’s show will feature the first performance of his new song, Leilt Elomr.

Players can enter the ‘Hamaki’s Musical Show’ playlist (made by community creators Team Alliance and TheBoyDilly) from 2 PM ET tomorrow and the show will repeat non-stop for 48 hours, also viewable in Battle Royale playlists via Picture-in-Picture.

Spray as you play

Players who attend the show will receive the Soundwave Series – Hamaki Spray as a memento, while a special Leilt Elomr emote will be available in the Item Shop starting Today, September 30th at 8 PM ET.

Content creators in the Support-A-Creator (SAC) program will be able to host VOD content from the Hamaki show on YouTube with monetisation active for seven days and no takedown notifications afterwards.

Pioneering power

“Hamaki is a pioneer who’s always thinking about more creative and inventive ways to bring his music to new audiences,” said Mike Fairburn, General Manager, Sony Music Middle East. “This project with Fortnite illustrates the power of a true partnership, bringing together the best of music and gaming to help our artists expand to new markets and audiences. Hamaki will be the first ever Arabic artist to perform in Fortnite.”

Forthcoming artists that will be featured in the series include Australian singer-songwriter Tones And I; Brazilian rapper Emicida; Japanese pop artist and music producer Gen Hoshino; and record-breaking French-Malian singer Aya Nakamura.

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Steve is an award-winning editor and copywriter with more than 20 years’ experience specialising in consumer technology and video games. With a career spanning from the first PlayStation to the latest in VR, he's proud to be a lifelong gamer.

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