Mid
Aug
 2021

Summer Sonic 2021

Summer Sonic is scheduled to return in 2021, although with the Olympics being delayed until 2021, it’s not clear if there will be a change in date or location.

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.

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.

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

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