Aug 20
~
Aug 21

Summer Sonic 2022

After a three year hiatus (during which the event was basically just renamed Supersonic), Summer Sonic is set to return!

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.

If you’d rather get your music fix in the cool(ish) mountain air, you might prefer Fuji Rock in August.

Summer Sonic 2022 line up

This year’s headliners are The 1975 (August 20th) and Post Malone (August 21st). Also on the bill so far: Carly Rae Jepsen, CL, The Libertines, Megan Thee Stallion, St Vincent, Kacey Musgraves, The Linda Lindas and more.

We’ll update this space when more information becomes available.

Getting tickets to Summer Sonic 2022

So far, dates for general ticket sales haven’t been announced yet. We do know that they will cost ¥17,000 for one day or ¥30,000 for both days. Pricier “platinum tickets,” which include access to exclusive viewing areas, lounges, and cloakrooms, will cost ¥30,000 for one day.

Getting to Summer Sonic 2022

Zozo Marine Stadium is located in Chiba and takes about 40 minutes to reach from Tokyo Station and about one hour from Shinjuku. Read our transport guide for more information.

What about Supersonic?

The alternate Supersonic event was cancelled due to COVID in 2020, but went ahead in September of 2021 with restrictions in place and a typhoon affecting day one. Perhaps because of the logistical difficulty of moving bands around during a pandemic, the 2021 lineup was heavily electronic with some international DJs controversially being allowed into the country and given a pass from quarantine. We don’t know anything yet about the 2022 edition but will update you when we do.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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