As Japan’s biggest summer music festival, Fuji Rock will return to Niigata’s Naeba in late July. Some big names, such as Björk, Gorillaz, and Lorde will headline the three-day festival, from July 28th to July 30th, with more than 200 other international and local artists, making it the largest outdoor music event in Japan. Fuji Rock Festival is named so because the first event in 1997 was held at the base of Mount Fuji. Since 1999, the festival has been moved to Niigata’s Naeba Ski Resort, where you will have the most fantastic and craziest summer.
The night before the festival features an opening party (with free entry), with bon-odori (traditional Japanese folk dance), prize draws, food stalls and fireworks. The hub of the site, Oasis, offers more than 30 food stalls from around the world. The main site closes each night after the final performance, but Oasis will be open until late at night, and the Red Marquee, an all-night rave, will last until 5am. The main site re-opens at 9am.
The festival offers three types of tickets: 3-day pass of ¥43,000, 2-day pass of ¥36,000, and one-day ticket of ¥19,000. More information can be found at http://www.fujirockfestival.com/.