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.

Your Fuji Rock

Music Aug 3, 2017

Your Fuji Rock

The 2017 edition of the Fuji Rock Festival boasted one of the more eclectic lineups the long-running gathering has had in recent years. It was also one of the wettest ones on record.

Be prepared before you head out for a weekend of music

Music Jul 26, 2017

Be prepared before you head out for a weekend of music

With Fuji Rock happening this weekend, it's time to start making sure you've got everything you need to make the festival an unadulterated success. Here's a list of essential items you should consider trying to squeeze into your bags: Footwear: You're likely to need rain ...

From Björk to Kyary, festival season has arrived

Music Jun 7, 2013

From Björk to Kyary, festival season has arrived

by Mike Sunda

Summer means a lot of things in Japan: stifling heat and humidity, fireworks and the Bon holidays, nagashi-sōmen noodles and chilled barley tea. For music fans though, the season brings a different kind of to-do list: booking cheap train tickets in advance, stocking up ...