Fuji Rock is the biggest music festival in the country, with between 100,000 and 150,000 people attending in normal years. Held in a stunning ski resort about a 90-minute train ride from Tokyo, it has been running since 1997 (canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19) and the international crowd had been steadily increasing over the years.
Held mostly outdoors (with only one indoor stage) you must be well prepared for rain and shine, as you never know which way it will go. Maintaining its Japanese roots, there are hot springs you can soak in and nature walks, with a bit of a Glastonbury vibe (secret woodland gig anyone?), so go explore!
2022 Fuji Rock Lineup
The lineup includes the following acts (among many others)
- Friday headliner: Vampire Weekend
- Saturday headliner: Jack White
- Sunday headliner: Halsey
- Bonobo, Foals, Mura Masa, Japanese Breakfast, Ogre You Asshole, etc.
Fuji Rock 2022 Tickets
Fuji Rock tickets are famously expensive. Buying tickets early can save a little yen, as does booking two-day and three-day tickets, which are cheaper than buying separate day tickets.
|Ticket type||Advanced sales (April 1–June 16)||General sales (June 17–)|
Additional costs, on top of festival admission fees, include: parking (¥4,000 per day) and camping (¥4,000 per day per person). A pricier camping option is the Moon Caravan auto camp site, which is only open to three-day ticket holders and costs ¥15,000 per car or ¥7,500 per motorcycle PLUS the daily, per-person camping fee.
On the plus side, children in junior high school and younger can attend for free (with an adult).
What about COVID-19?
Masks will be required on all festival-goers at all times (no, we have no idea how they plan to enforce this). Organizers are also asking attendees to social distance, which, well we’re not sure how that will work either. (There may be a one-in-one-out policy around the stages). You’ll also have to input your data into the Fuji Rock app and the Niigata Prefecture Covid-19 Information System on LINE for contact tracing.
Anything else I should know?
Arranging transport and accommodation (be it tent or offsite) in advance is vital. For transport options, see our guide on getting to Fuji Rock.
For all your other questions, peruse the festival’s very detailed FAQs.To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.