The much anticipated Japanese Summer Sonic Festival has just released their 2016 line up that will feature such acts as Radiohead and Weezer.
While it may have been hard to top last year’s lineup that featured acts such as Pharrell Williams, Imagine Dragons, Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis and Zedd, the 16 year Summer Sonic Festival has done just that. According to Consequence of Sound, bringing in big names such as the infamous Radiohead, The 1975 and Weezer they have definitely fill the shoes of last year’s billing and then some. A full list of the festival lineup can be seen below.
For the half of the festival that is to be held in Tokyo the doors at set to open at 9 AM on August 20 through the 21. The tickets will be in three separate tiers of pricing with the first being marked at 16,500 Japanese Yen, which is about 145 US dollars and the last coming in at 30,000 Japanese Yen which is around 265 US dollars. The second half of the festival that is set to be held is Osaka, Japan is a little less expensive than its Tokyo half that runs on simultaneous dates. The first price is set at 14,000 Japanese Yen, about 124 US dollars and the last coming in at 25,000 Japanese Yen, which is just about 221 US dollars. All tickets can be purchased off of their main website here.
The Summer Sonic Festival is an annual two or three day festival that is held in Japan simultaneously at two separate locations. The two locations are in Tokyo, Japan and then at Osaka, Japan. The bands at the event perform at Osaka the first night and then Tokyo the following night and Vis versa. While the festival is known to have some pretty big international artists it also is host too many Japanese rock musicians from both major and independent record companies. Summer Sonic was started back in 2000 and has been running strong ever since..
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