Rock in Japan festival stays resilient to the country's looming festival scene. It's here that you can enjoy the top domestic artists from the Land of the Rising Sun across six live stages!
Featuring mostly Japanese musicians, the festival, sponsored and held by Tokyo-based music magazine Rockin' On, is the largest rock event in the country, in terms of attendance and sells out in advance every year.
To grab your spot in advance, refer to the Ticketbis website and get your Rock in Japan Festival tickets.
Acts That Make Crowds Rock Around
Held during the early August days, this annual rock festival relies on nation's best pop/rock acts to bring the summer vibes in a drumbeat. It's well organised and presented, but isn't lacking any of that true rock spirit we are craving for - and it has been like that since it begun in 2000.
Rock in Japan has in past included all the big names JPop and JRock fans are after; with Dragon Ash, Asian Kung-fu Generation, Rip Slyme, The High-Lows, Ellegarden and Guitar Wolf only a few highlight acts.
The festival has also featured worldwide recognised groups like Perfume - the group which took off with their hit Polyrhythm, catching onto its audience with its techno-pop sound. As of March 2012, the group has sold over 3 million records and 1.5 million albums worldwide.
By mixing different genres of rock into their music, One Ok Rock is another band to look for, one that creatively creates the fusion of rock all true fans will cherish. Their song variations make even the dullest listener jump inside the tightest crowd and scream ''encore''!
Other acts such as SCANDAL, YUSU, KREVA, and WANIMA have been proven to rock the stage in the past, too.
Nature's Best Thrown in the Mix
Rock in Japan is held at the Hitachi Seaside Park venue, which covers an area of 190 hectares, leaving you a plenty of space to free your spirit or admire the scenery. There's a lot to see and beauty of this picturesque park in itself is an experience not to miss.
The park features rare baby blue-eyes flowers and many other sorts that paint its fields in a rhapsody of colours every spring. It is also home to a million daffodils, almost 200 sorts of tulips, and various other flowers.
There are cycling trails and a mini amusement park within the venue as well.
For anyone with a keen interest in high-quality Japanese pop and rock music in a beautiful setting, Rock in Japan festival is the open-air event you might want to plan out this summer.