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Saturday, July 09, 2016

Music Festivals in Japan 2016

Here is a listing of this year's music festivals in Japan for the summer of 2016.

Rock and Electronic

Fuji Rock Festival

July 22-24, Naeba Ski Resort, Nagano Prefecture featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck, Kula Shaker, The Boredoms, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Baby Metal. For the full line-up and ticket details see the website below.
www.fujirockfestival.com (3-day ticket 39,800 yen)

Music Festivals in Japan 2016.

Rock in Japan

August 6-7 & 13-14, Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki with The Winking Owl, Aimer, White Ash, Bump of Chicken, Rip Slyme, The Yellow Monkey, Suck A Stew Dry, Puffy, Totalfat. See the website for the full line-up and ticket information.

Rising Sun Festival (RSR)

August 12-13, Ishikari, Hokkaido with domestic Japanese bands including Sim, Baby Metal, Brahman, Kemuri, Rottengraffty, U A, Grapevine. Tickets 18,500 yen for the 2 days.

Summer Sonic

August 20-21, Tokyo (QVC Marine Field & Makuhari Messe) and Osaka (Maishima) with Suede, Underword, Fergie, Radiohead, James Bay. 30,500 yen for the two days.


Sept 17-19, Naeba Greenland, Niigata. Quality techno festival in the hills of Niigata Prefecture.

Ringo Fes

August 24-25, Matsumoto. Polaris, Tha Blue Herb, Tofu Beats, Pushim, Nabowa, Eastern Youth.

Other Festivals

Sapporo City Jazz

July-August, Sapporo

Pacific Music Festival (classical)

July-August, Sapporo

Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival (classical)

August 9-September 9, Matsumoto, Nagano

Orchestra, Chamber, Opera.

Monterey Jazz Festival

July 30, Noto, Ishikawa. Tickets 5,000 yen.

Tokyo Jazz Festival

Sept 2-5, Tokyo International Forum, Cotton Club

Herbie Hancock, Anthony Jackson, Christian McBride, Pat Metheny.

Tokyo Idol Festival

August 5-7, Diver City Tokyo, Odaiba. Aicune, Miki Ichisaki, AKB48 Team 8, QunQun, Gang Parade. Tickets 14,800 yen for 3 days.

World Music & Dance Festival

August 5-11, Motomachi Park, Hakodate, Hokkaido

Earth Celebration

August 26-28, Ogi, Sado Island with Kodo.

Earth Celebration on Sado Island.

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