Live at the Fuji Rock Festival

Music Jul 27, 2019

Live at the Fuji Rock Festival

The Japan Times is up the rainy, windy mountains of Niigata to cover the weekend’s fun-for-all Fuji Rock Festival, where the headliners this year are The Chemical Brothers, SIA and The Cure. But that’s just a tip of the iceberg.

Fuji Rock to livestream festival acts

Music Jul 25, 2019

Fuji Rock to livestream festival acts

by Jordan Allen

Fuji Rock will livestream a selection of the bands and singers performing at this year's festival, event organizers have announced. Headliners The Cure and SIA will be among the acts to have their sets streamed on the festival's official YouTube channel. Over the three days of ...

Tempalay pledges to put on a show at Fuji Rock

Music Jul 24, 2019

Tempalay pledges to put on a show at Fuji Rock

by Patrick St. Michel

The recording of Tempalay's third full-length album, "With Love from the 21 Century," should have been a high point for lead vocalist and guitarist Ryoto Ohara. The group he fronts had climbed up the ranks of Japan's music community since forming in 2014, and ...

Fuji Rock sees a slow pivot to a more Japanese lineup

Music Jul 25, 2018

Fuji Rock sees a slow pivot to a more Japanese lineup

by James Hadfield

When Fuji Rock Festival started in late 1990s, the principal attractions were invariably imported. Although the event also featured plenty of Japanese bands, even in the early years, it was Westerners that exerted the biggest draw — from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Foo ...