Never mind the lineup: Fuji Rock is more than music

Jul 31, 2015

Never mind the lineup: Fuji Rock is more than music

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It has only been three years since Fuji Rock Festival posted its highest-ever attendance figures, with a little help from Radiohead and The Stone Roses, but you wouldn’t have known it from the steady drumbeat of glumness that heralded this year’s edition. Following a ...

A year of tough choices at Fuji

| Jul 31, 2013

A year of tough choices at Fuji

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Wandering around on the opening day of this year’s Fuji Rock, I got the impression that numbers were down on previous years. Of course, anyone who has ever been stuck in the event’s seemingly never-ending lines for the portable toilets — or who’s been ...

Tame Impala

| Jul 31, 2013

Tame Impala

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You’ve been to Japan as visitors before, how does this trip compare? Kevin Parker (vocals, guitar): It was pretty similar to this, just being overloaded by visual stimulation and generally wowing at all the things in the culture. Japanese audiences are … whenever you ...

Savages

| Jul 31, 2013

Savages

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Is there anyone you’re hoping to catch at the festival? Jehnny Beth (vocals): I don’t think we’ll have time. I mean, Bo Ningen at breakfast was amazing. (Laughs.) I just had Bo Ningen at breakfast, and that was the best breakfast I’ve ever had. ...