It’s Time to Go Back to Hogwarts – Virtually
It’s almost time to head back to Hogwarts. Witches, wizards, and Muggles alike have all been affected by COVID-19, so this year, we will be returning to Hogwarts digitally!
Over the last several years, fans have traveled to London’s King’s Cross station to celebrate September 1 with a countdown to 11 a.m. when the Hogwarts Express departs. Wizarding World Digital is asking fans to not travel to King’s Cross station for this moment this year, to stay safe at home, and to join in on the digital countdown across the world.
On September 1, Wizarding World Digital will be hosting a special Back to Hogwarts livestream. We can expect to see some familiar faces, including Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley). There will be members of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s production and so much more! Get ready for some wizarding world-inspired activities. CineConcerts will be performing musical selections from each film, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix choreographer Paul Harris will be teaching everyone how to refine the art of wand combat.
It wouldn’t be a celebration without a little mischief. James and Oliver Phelps, the beloved Weasley twins, will also be in on the action. James is excited to be participating.
I’m so excited to be playing a part in the first[-]ever digital Back to Hogwarts! 2020 has definitely been a strange year, and it’s really important that we all do everything we can to keep safe, including staying home. I hope fans will join us and keep the celebrations virtual.
Oliver is looking forward to this digital celebration too.
The Wizarding World fans are the greatest, and getting the chance to share this special day with people all over the world is going to be brilliant. I’m really looking forward to everything this Digital Back to Hogwarts has in store, and it’s a bonus that we can all do it from the sofa!
The livestream for this celebration will be taking place between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on September 1. This time is listed in BST, so make sure to find out what that means for your time zone so you don’t miss out. Keep a close watch on Wizarding World Digital’s social media channels for additional updates. You can also check out the #BackToHogwarts tag on Instagram and Twitter to see how other fans are celebrating.
Here’s how we can all get ready for the big day in September: Visit the Back to Hogwarts hub on Wizarding World Digital and watch magical activities begin to show up on August 29. There will be trivia challenges, quizzes, puzzles, and many more activities to test your Harry Potter knowledge. MinaLima has a special print to commemorate this day, and it’s giving us major nostalgic vibes.
Wizarding World Digital is also asking fans age 18+ in select countries to take photos celebrating the wizarding world. Get creative with your photo and you might be featured at King’s Cross station along with other fans.
This is a huge celebration, and it’s all virtual! We can’t help but wonder, how amazed would Arthur Weasley be with the Muggle technology for this livestream? Will you be watching this stream on September 1? Let us know.