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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Music Festivals in Japan 2012

Here is a listing of music festivals in Japan for the summer of 2012.

Rock and Electronic

The Peaceful Love Rock Festival

July 7-8, Okinawa with Diamantes & Zukan

Nano-Mugen Fes

July 15-16, Yokohama Arena with Asian Kung-Fu Generation, Suede, Mates of State

Goose Fresh Beat

July 14-15, Yukari no Mori, Tsukuba, Ibaraki

Setstock

August 18-19, Hiroshima with Dragon Ash, Radwimps

Join Alive

July 21-22, Iwamizawa, Hokkaido with NICO Touches the Walls, Mannish Boys

Fuji Rock Festival

July 27-29, Naeba featuring Radiohead, Noel Gallagher, Stone Roses, Elvis Costello

Rock in Japan

August 3-5, Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki with Avengers in Sci-Fi, Weaver, Dragon Ash

World Happiness

August 12, Yumenoshima Park, Tokyo with YMO and Kaela Kimura

Rising Sun Festival (RSR)

August 10-11, Ishikari, Hokkaido

Sonicmania

August 17, Makuhari Messe (Chiba) featuring Pitbull, Basement Jaxx, 2manyDjs

Summer Sonic

August 18-19, Tokyo and Osaka with Green Day, Rihanna, Jamiroquai, Tears For Fears

Arabaki Rock Fest (held in April this year)

April 28-29, Michinoku Park, Miyagi

Freedommune Zero

August 11, Makuhari Messe (Chiba) with Manuel Göttsching, The Lowbrows

Wire

August 25, Yokohama Arena with Gary Beck, Derrick May, Ken Ishii

Metamorphose

May 12, Makuhari Messe (Chiba) with Orbital, Mayuri, Derrick May

Taicoclub

June 2-3, Kodamanomori, Kiso-mura, Kiso-gun, Nagano

Labyrinth

Sept 15-17, Naeba, Niigata

Other Festivals

Sapporo City Jazz

July-August, Sapporo

Pacific Music Festival (classical)

July-August, Sapporo

Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto (classical)

August 7-Sept 7, Matsumoto

Monterey Jazz Festival

July 28, Noto, Ishikawa

Tokyo Jazz Festival

Sept 7-9, Tokyo

Starlight Dance Reggae Festival

July 14-16, Meiho Ski Resort, Gifu

Ueda Joint

Not held this year

World Music & Dance Festival

August 4-10, Hakodate, Hokkaido

Earth Celebration

August 17-19, Sado Island with Kodo

Sukiyaki Meets The World with KIWI & THE PAPAYA MANGOES, GNAWA DIFFUSION, OKI

August 24-26, Nanto, Toyama

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