Japan's largest "visual-kei" music festival "VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 Powered by Rakuten" announces 4th release of artist lineup with 29 more performing units.
"VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 Powered by Rakuten" is a three-day "visual-kei"music festival to be held at Makuhari Messe on Oct. 14 (Friday), 15 (Saturday), and 16 (Sunday). It will feature visual-kei bands from around the world and is expected to draw a crowd of over 100,000 fans.
The event received tremendous response from fans once it was announced. Limited tickets for reservations in advance that were made available via the fan clubs of X JAPAN, LUNA SEA and GLAY -- the 1st lineup of artists released -- were immediately sold out, forcing organizers to abruptly postpone the start of presale tickets and to increase the maximum capacity.
The 1st lineup release included Japan's three leading "visual-kei" bands X JAPAN, LUNA SEA, and GLAY. This was followed by the 2nd release that named hide with Spread Beaver, Golden Bomber, and the 3rd release that included SID, MUCC, UNiTE., Kameleo, Clowd, and VALS.
The 4th release announced today of 29 more groups feature artists from the young to the veterans, and brings the total number of performers to 40 groups. Several dozens more artists participating in the event are expected to be announced soon. Meanwhile, let's provide you with a review of the lineups already revealed:
<Artists in 1st lineup release> ※Announced July 25
<Artists in 2nd lineup release> ※Announced July 29
<Artists in 3rd lineup release 6 groups> ※Announced Aug. 25
<Artists in 4th lineup release 29 groups> ※More announcements on participating artists to follow.
VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 Powered by Rakuten
Oct. 14 (Friday), 15 (Saturday), 16 (Sunday)
Makuhari Messe Halls 9-11
【Venue Opens/Show Starts/Show Ends】
Venue Opens 8:00 A.M./Show Starts: 9:00 A.M./Show Ends: 10:00 P.M.(Approx.)