This year's "FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL," Japan's largest outdoors rock festival and which aims to achieve the co-existence of nature and music, will be held July 28-30 at the Naeba Ski Resort in Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture. The first lineup of performing artists was announced today Feb. 10 on the event's official website. They are as follows:
Queens of the Stone Age
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Father John Misty
The Lemon Twigs
The Marcus King Band
...and more artists to be announced.
The above list of 23 artist groups form the first lineup for Fuji Rock. Every year, three groups serve as the headliners for the event. For this year, Aphex Twin and Bjork announced this time are believed to be two of the three.
Aphex Twin's unprecedented performance at the first ever Fuji Rock inside the mountain hut on Mt. Tenjin amid a typhoon is now a legend in the history. Wind the clock forward 20 years and now Aphex Twin is at the pinnacle of the modern techno music scene. Don't miss this chance to witness what he has in store for fans at Naeba this summer. And then, there is Iceland's diva Bjork. The spectacular atmosphere in which Bjork's voice and instrumental music blends in with the grand nature is a unique performance that can only be experienced at Fuji Rock. Bjork, the performer who is always the pioneer and constantly surprises us, will be performing for the fourth time at the festival. Others in the lineup include LCD SoundSystem, The XX, Lorde, Major Lazer led by world renowned producer Duplo, as well as Queens of the Stone Age, whom fans have long awaited their visit again to Japan. In addition, many attention-grabbing newcomers have also been announced in this first wave of acts, which is surely something to look forward to for many fans out there.
And for those who are, there is good news! Fuji Rock has an independent ticket sales system that offers early bird discounts. The "limited offer early bird discount ticket," which offers the deepest discount and, as in previous years, accepted applications prior to the announcement of the lineup, received an overwhelming number of applicants and was sold out, with tickets allocated by lottery. The next-best offer begins accepting applications 10 days later on Feb. 18 (Saturday) and will provide advance sales of all tickets, including 1-day and 2-day passes. Customers purchasing tickets through this arrangement will free shipping and have various handling fees waived.
Furthermore, children of junior high school age or younger can attend the event for free, as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. Official tours that offer the convenience of traveling to the envet will also accept registrations from Feb. 17 (Friday). Better start early with the arrangements in order to secure your spot and ensure a smooth trip for the summer fiesta! Please check the official website (http://www.fujirockfestival.com) for more details on tickets and registration etc.
Writer: "Dorami" Yuko Saotome
"FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL' 17"
Date: July 28(Friday), 29(Saturday), 30(Sunday), 2017
Venue: Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa-cho, Niigata