By Amanda Scott
Japan’s largest rock music event, The Summer Sonic Festival, takes place August 15-16. This annual 2-day event takes place simultaneously in Osaka and Chiba, which is located just outside Tokyo. The festival was founded in 2000 and featured such bands as 311, Coldplay, and Ben Folds Five that year.
The line-up features mostly Japanese rock bands; however other international musicians take to the stage creating quite a diverse musical experience for concert-goers. This year’s event will feature popular American musicians Imagine Dragons and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; along with Irish pop rock band The Script. Featured bands that play in Osaka will then entertain fans in Chiba the next day, and vice versa. The line-ups are not identical though, so check the official Summer Sonic website for details:
Standard tickets will be available, as well as special VIP platinum tickets for those wanting the ultimate concert experience. Platinum tickets will include exclusive viewing locations, lounge areas, and a welcome drink. Additionally platinum ticket holders will forgo lines to purchase merchandise and have access to cloakrooms to check their belongings.
With only days left to the event, purchase your tickets now!