Summer starts in a few months, which gives us enough time to plan the best season ever! And for the fans of good music, we advanced a search of the music festivals that takes place during this season in Japan.
Summer Sonic – Chiba and Osaka
Summer Sonic is considered one of the biggest annual music festivals in Japan, takes place in Chiba and Osaka and counts on the presence of illustrious artists as Foo Fighters, Calvin Harris, 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Good Charlotte, Justice, Kesha, Liam Gallagher, Phoenix, R3HAB, Roya Blood, Sum 41 and more.
Tip: Keep the map of the place in hand because the festival area is huge.
1 Maihama, Maihama Ward, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan 261-0022 (15 minutes walking from Maihama station).
2-2-15 Hokukoryokuchi, Konohana Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 554-0042 (It is possible to the bus 81 from Osaka city to Maishima Sports Island at Sakurajima station)
Date: August 19th and 20th in Tokyo and Osaka
Tickets: ¥16,500 for 1 day; ¥30,500 for 2 days
See more information at: http://www.summersonic.com/2017/
Ultra Japan – Tokyo
Ultra Japan, the pioneer of the electronic music festival in Tokyo, promise a lot of excitement with Deadmau5, Nero, Hardwell, Knife Party, Martin Garrix, Kygo, DJ Snake, Tiesto, Zhu, among others.
Location: Odaiba Ultra Park (〒135-0064 Tokyo, Koto, 青海 1 丁目 1-20)
Date: September 16th
Tickets: ¥13,000 for 1 day; ¥39,000 for 3 days
See more information at: https://ultrajapan.com/tickets/ga/
Dead Pop Festival – Kanagawa
The Dead Pop Festival is a little heavier. Metal and punk rock bands as Shank, Crossfaith. HEY-Smith and Cold Rain dominate such audience.
Location: 58 Higashiōgishima, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken 210-0869
Date: July 1st and 2nd
Tickets: ¥9,300 for 1 day; ¥15,800 for 2 days
See more information at: http://www.deadpopfest.com/
Rock in Japan – Ibaraki
The biggest music festival in Japan takes place in Ibaraki prefecture. It will be 3 insane days of much rock which counts with the participation of Capsule, Babymetal and other bands!
Location: Ibaraki Prefecture (605-4 Onuma Mawatari, Hitachinaka 312-0012, Ibaraki Prefecture (20 minutes walking from Ajiguara Station)
Date: August 5th and 6h; August 11th and 12th
Tickets: ¥13,000 for 1 day; ¥24,500 for 2 days; ¥42,000 for the 2 weekends
See more information at: http://rijfes.jp/
Fuji Rock – Niigata
The Fuji Rock Festival is going to be legendary. The outdoor event has a large camp to make the event even more special. Not to mention the presence of Lord, Major Leisure, Train, Aphex Twin, The XX, Queens of Stone Age and more!
Location: 202 Yuzawa Mikuni, Minamiuonuma District, Niigata Prefecture 949-6292 (Possible to take the shuttle bus from Echigo-Yuzawa station)
Date: July 28th
Tickets: ¥17,000 for 1 day; ¥32,000 for 2 days; ¥39,800 for 3 days
See more information at: http://fujirock-eng.com/index.html
Rising Sun Rock Festival – Hokkaido
The artists that will play in the event have not been announced yet, however the festival is counting with the presence of artists from all over the country. Ando also, on the official website it is possible to suggest bands of your choice!
Location: Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan (40 minutes by train from JR Sapporo Station)
Date: August 11th and 12th
Tickets: ¥9,300 for sixth; ¥13,000 for Saturday and; ¥18,500 for two days
See more information at: http://rsr.wess.co.jp/2017/
Tokyo Jazz Festival – Tokyo
This event is almost a must see for jazz lovers. The festival is presented by local and international artists such as Takuma Awaya and Kenny Barron.
Location: Tokyo International Forum (3 Chome-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo 100-0005)
Date: September 2nd
Tickets: from ¥9,800 to ¥18,600
See more information at: http://www.tokyo-jazz.com/index_en.html
Sukiyaki Meets the World – Tokyo
This festival is perfect for those who seek to broaden musical horizons and spend a pleasant day. Besides enjoying music presentations from Africa, South America and Asia, the public can enjoy the typical foods of the regions.
Location: Shibuya, Tokyo
Date: August 30th
Tickets: from ¥5,500 to ¥8,500
See more information at: http://sukiyakifes.jp/
Muro Festival –Tokyo
The Muro Festival is an event where people can relax and admire the coastal scenery in Tokyo Bay to the sound of bands like Age Factory, Ajisai and A Flood of Circle.
Location: Tokyo Bay Kyakusen Terminal
Date: July 31st
Ticikets: from ¥ 5,000
See more information at: http://murofes.com/ticket_2016.html
*The JP Guide advises everyone to check the official website of each festival for confirmations and purchases of the tickets, as schedules can be changed and also because each event has its own policy.