Fri, Aug
16

Sonicmania 2024

8:30pm – 5:00am
¥15,000 (advance sales)

Sonicmania is the warm-up party for Summer Sonic, taking place the night before in the same location at Makuhari Messe.

Sonicmania 2024 lineup

Acts include Major Lazer (also performing at Summer Sonic), Underworld, Phoenix, Nia Archives, Arca, Sakanaction, and more.

What to expect at Sonicmania

See what you can expect this year.

How many stages are at Sonicmania?

There are usually three or four stages at Sonicmania: Mountain, Sonic, NF, and Pacific — enough music to keep you going into the early hours.

What time does Sonicmania start and finish?

The timetable for 2024 has yet to be released, but we know that doors open at 7 p.m. and the sets start at 8:30 p.m. In the past, shows have gone on until 5 a.m. Either leave early for the last train, get the first train home, or hang around Chiba till doors open for Summer Sonic (provided you have a ticket).

Is Sonicmania for families?

No. You must be over 20 to enter Sonicmania.

Tickets for Sonicmania

You can choose between two tickets: regular for ¥15,000 or platinum for ¥23,000. The platinum ticket allows for a welcome drink, a special lounge and viewing area, and a few other perks. Advance tickets are on sale now and general sale tickets start May 25.

How to get to Sonicmania

Sonicmania is held at Makuhari Messe, in the same area as Summer Sonic. The closest station is Kaihin-Makuhari and it takes around 40 minutes on the JR Keiyō Line from Tokyo Station (¥580 one way). From there, it’s a 7-minute walk.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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