It's been 30 years since Kirby, the adorable pink puffball from Dream Land, first rolled and puffed his way onto our screens and into our hearts. He first appeared in the GameBoy title Kirby's Dream Land, which was released in 1992. Today, Kirby is one of the most recognizable characters in gaming, starring in over 30 games and appearing in crossover titles such as the Super Smash Bros. series. The next main series Kirby title, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, releases for the Nintendo Switch on March 25, 2022 and will feature Kirby exploring the mysterious ruins of a formerly advanced society.

To celebrate Kirby's 30th anniversary, a concert called "Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival" was recently announced via social media. Currently, the concert is scheduled to take place on August 11, 2022 at the Tokyo Garden Theater in Tokyo, Japan. It will feature 35 musicians playing "big band style" versions of popular tracks from throughout the series' history. Kirby himself will reportedly also appear at the concert, dancing along to the music on a giant LED screen.

Luckily for non-Japan fans, the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival will also be live-streamed on YouTube and made available to international fans for free. This is the first major Kirby related event as well as the first Kirby concert to be made available overseas, a decision which was made because the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic still limits travel to and from Japan.

Information about how to watch the live stream of the concert has not yet been announced, but will likely be revealed via Kirby-related social media channels within the next few months.

Unfortunately, the ongoing pandemic means that the concert may be delayed or cancelled if the COVID situation in Japan gets worse. Fans should keep an eye out on social media for any date change-related announcements.

Will you be watching the Kirby 30th anniversary concert? Which songs from the series do you hope will be played? Let us know!