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.
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.
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. Hopefully, the 2022 event will return to a more diverse music lineup.
If you’d rather get your music fix in the cool(ish) mountain air, you might prefer Fuji Rock in August.To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.