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 line-up includes Chance the Rapper, Beck, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Shawn Mendes, among others.
Tickets start at 16,000 for one day or 29,000 two days.
SonicMania is a one-day festival held on Friday the 18th (the day preceding SummerSonic) and will feature Nine Inch Nails, Marshmello and My Bloody Valentine 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.
If you’d rather get your music fix in the cool mountain air, you might prefer Fuji Rock.