Summer festivals - 1st lineups announced!
The first lineup announcements have been made for Fuji Rock Festival, Summersonic and Taico Festival. Of course more artists will be added in the coming months.
Franz Ferdinand, Weezer, Fall Out Boy, Röyksopp, Ben Harper, Basement Jaxx, M83, Animal Collective, Simian Mobile Disco, Patti Smith, Bad Brains, Melvins, Diplo, Justin Nozuka, The Higher, Gong, Gang Gang Dance, Polysics, The Gaslight Anthem, The Virgins, Crookers, The Bloody Beetroots, System 7, The Aggrolites, Longwave, Twisted Wheel, Fake Blood, The Japanese Popstars, Easy Star All Stars, Hayley Sales, Räfven, Jeff Lang, Rowland S. Howard, Comeback My Daughters, Funky Meters and Ben Harper & Relentless 7, clammbon, DISCO BISCUITS, 80kidz, Eli "Paperboy" Reed & The True Loves, hanaregumi, The Inspector Cluzo, Juana Molina, THE KILLERS, Kinniku Shoujotai, 9mm Parabellum Bullet, OASIS, PEACHES, PRISCILLA AHN, PUBLIC ENEMY, SAKEROCK, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, TheSkaFlames, SONNY J, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Tortoise, ZAZEN BOYS
Fuji Rock Festival will be held again at Naeba ski resort on July 24th, 25th and 26th. It will cost you a whopping 39,800yen for three days, or 16800yen for one. One day tickets are limited to 10,000 a day. If you'd like to camp or park, it'll cost you an extra 3000yen. You can get tickets from eplusPia or Ganban. Keep your eye on the Ganban English site or Festival's English site for info on buying the tickets in English or from overseas. Tickets are on sale from March 7th.
My Chemical Romance, Nine Inch Nails, Kasabian, Aphex Twin, The Enemy, Mogwai, Paramore, Phoenix, Soulwax, Tahiti 80, Boys Like Girls, The Big Pink, Datarock, Girl Talk, Ghostland Observatory, Kyte, Mercury Rev, Mew, Never Shout Never, Red Light COmpany, Saosin, School of 7 Bells, 2ManyDJs
Linkin Park, The Specials, Elvis Costello, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, CSS, Klaxons, Placebo, The Ting Tings, Tom Tom Club, The All-American Rejects, Hollywood Undead, Lenka, Little Boots, Mondo Diao, Metronomy, Matisyahu, Mutemath, Yuksek
Beyonce, The Flaming Lips, Mastodon, Sonic Youth, Teenage Fanclub, Cancer Bats, Enter Shikari, Five Finger Death Punch, Gogol Bordello, Iglu&Hartly, Kid Sister, N.A.S.A.,The Qemists, Solange, Tame Impala, The Temper Trap, The Vaselines, The Veronicas, VV Brown, War
Tokyo Gig Guide Day One, Day Two, Day Three
Squarepusher, Ricardo Villalobos, TAKKYU ISHINO, Takeshi Kubota, Doseone & Jel (Themselves/Subtle from Anticon), SIS (Sei Es Drum/Cecille), Zazen Boys, Fumiya Tanaka, Daniel Wang, DE DE MOUSE, Matmos, DJ MITSU THE BEATS, world's end girlfriend
TAICOCLUB will be held at Nagano Kisomura Kodama No Mori on June 6th and 7th. Keep your eyes here for ticket info. Tickets will probably soon become available from Pia, eplus and Lawson.
Tokyo Gig Guide Day One, Day Two