I’m a huge Pokemon fan and right now, it’s quite a depressing market for collectors. Scalpers, reduced allocation of new products to shops, all time high prices for items, it’s tough out there for sure. However, 2021 is a big year for fans, as Pokemon turns 25!

Pokémon has just announced a virtual music concert celebrating its 25th anniversary. The pop-culture brand broke the news with help from headliner and Pokémon fan Post Malone in a video:

Taking place on Saturday, February 27, better known as Pokémon Day, the event will be an online party not just for Pokémon fans but for all music fans around the world. It will also serve as the launch activation for the franchise’s yearlong P25 Music program. The Pokémon Company International has teamed up with Universal Music Group to bring this concert and more music surprises to life throughout 2021 as part of P25 MusicP25 Music is a collaboration with some of music’s biggest names to create new songs, styles, and pop-culture moments, all through the lens of Pokémon. Pop icon Katy Perry was announced last month as the program’s premier artist.

“I’ve been a Pokémon fan for a long time, so the opportunity to headline the Pokémon Day concert celebrating 25 years is awesome,” said Post Malone. 

The concert will be free to view on the official Pokémon YouTube channel, Pokémon’s official Twitch channel, and on Pokémon’s 25th anniversary website beginning at 7:00 p.m. EST / 4:00 p.m. PST on February 27 (0:00 a.m. GMT on February 28). Pokémon will unveil more P25 Music details at the end of the concert, so fans will want to tune in for more upcoming collaboration surprises.

What would be cool, get Jason Paige on stage with Post to sing the theme song (Jason sang the original), that would be dope! Midnight start, it’s going to be a long night for us folks in the UK.

P.S. Anyone know when the McDonalds packs are coming to the UK?!