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With summer fast approaching, festival lineups have started rolling in. Fuji Rock have just announced their lineup for 2016, and it is overflowing with incredible artists. Notable artists include Beck, Sigur Ros, and Battles, among others.
Fuji Rock is set to be held July 22th through the 24th, 2016 at the Naeba Ski Resort in Japan. The artists announced in the lineup include masters of various genres, from funk rock legends Red Hot Chili Peppers to jazz genius Kamasi Washington. This year’s
It was recently announced that Beck, among several others, has now been added to the lineup. This will be his third time playing Fuji Rock, and his first time headlining the festival. Both Beck and Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at Fuji Rock’s first event in 1997, making this year’s festival truly spectacular.
The Fuji Rock festival was first held in 1997, with legendary performers including Rage Against the Machine, Foo Fighters, and Green Day. It was originally held at the foot of Mount Fuji, and thus receives its name from that. However, since then, the festival has been held at Naeba Ski Resort, just a few hundred miles short of Mount Fuji.
The three-day event is the largest music festival in Japan, and routinely features big-name artists from all over the world. This year, it will be held from July 22nd to the 24th, 2016. Ticket prices range from $167 for a single-day pass, $298 for a 2-day pass, and $360 for a 3-day pass. Tickets can be purchased here. For more information on the festival, head over to Fuji Rock’s official website.
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Fuji Rock 2016 Lineup
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Explosions in the Sky
G.Love & Special Sauce
Lee “Scratch” Perry
Robert Glasper Experiment