Fuji Rock Festival Keeps Japan Lit After Olympics
Coming up on August 20-21 is the 25th Fuji Rock Festival in Naeba, Japan. It’s Japan’s largest music festival and one of the most popular music festivals in East Asia. The long-running legendary status of Fuji Rock brings international acts and fans from all over the world to the Naeba Ski Resort, just a few hours train ride from Tokyo. Having made the journey once in 2017, I can say it’s worth it to see the dedicated fans and amazingly diverse and solid lineups they manage to drum up every year. The camping festival takes place on a ski resort with a hot spring spa (onsen) on the grounds, free showers, and amazing food. Japanese fans are die-hard, and people who come to Fuji Rock are well-prepared for the elements and really show their appreciation for the artists they know and love, as well as discovering new and exciting music from Japan’s thriving scene. Bring your camping chair and poncho and dig in for an unforgettable weekend.
This year’s lineup has a glaring change compared to previous years, with the organizers foregoing foreign bands and artists for a Japan-centric bill instead. Fans of Japanese rock will be stoked to see some of their favorite music performed live from the likes of Radwimps and Man With A Mission, along with legendary Japanese electronica duo Denki Groove, who are headlining the weekend. Grab your tickets now!