Summer Sonic is back and this year will be bigger than ever. Featuring some of the biggest acts from around the world, previous headliners have included Coldplay, The Strokes, Radiohead and Underworld. In an amazing location overlooking Tokyo Bay the huge arena main stage and various other smaller stages are host to a wide range of acts spanning every genre. The festival is held simultaneously in Chiba and Osaka, with acts switching days – so you won’t miss out, whichever you choose.
This year’s headliners include Calvin Harris, Sum 41, Kesha, 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Circa Waves and Royal Blood. Good Charlotte will be making an appearance as will Dua Lipa, Kungs, Zara Larsson and Pikotaro of Pen-Pineapple-apple-pen fame.
Tickets start at 16,500 for one day or 30,500 two days, but you can get tickets here at a 5% discount!.
SonicMania is a one day festival held on Friday the 18th (the day preceding SummerSonic) and will feature Orbital, Liam Gallagher, Kasabian and Justice with more to be announced soon. Tickets cost 11,500 yen with an additional 500yen drink charge. You can purchase a premium platinum ticket for 20,000 with benefits including platinum shuttle bus access, exclusive viewing areas and a platinum lounge.
The Zozo stadium is located in Chiba and takes about one hour to reach from Shinjuku.