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    Fuji Rock 2017 Tickets On Sale Feb. 18th


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    Pyramid Garden, Fuji Rock 2016

    For those of you eagerly awaiting ticket sales for this year’s festival, only a few days are left!

    Below are the keys things you need to know about buying tickets for this year’s Fuji Rock.

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    Fuji Rock 2017 First Line-Up Announcement

    • February 10, 2017 ● Bands

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    The first line-up announcement is out and, as you can see below, it’s a mix of old friends and new.

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    Fuji Rock 2017 Early-bird Tickets Available!


    If you’re already thinking about heading to this year’s Fuji Rock Festival  (July 28th-30th 2017), you’ll probably be interested in grabbing an early-bird ticket.  3-day tickets for this year’s festival cost ¥43,000 but if you catch that festival worm, you’ll be able to get them at a discount price of ¥36,000 between January 21st and 29th.

    So, how do you get hold of one of these? READ MORE

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    Asagiri Jam 2016


    A Red Fuji sunset, the Skatalites, and so much more!

    by Dave Frazier

    Japanese music fans variously refer to Asagiri Jam as “the real Fuji Rock”, “the festival with the original Fuji Rock idea” and “the Fuji Rock afterparty.” I was also told, “The music is not even that important, people just want to go there and hang out.”

    The 2-day event, which attracts around 10,000 every year, saw performances by the Skatalites, Todd Terje & the Olsens, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Floating Points, Toe and others bands, was held Oct. 8 and 9 on the lower slopes of Mount Fuji, and the main stage and camping area afford incredible views of the mountain when the weather cooperates. It is organized by Smash Japan, which also organizes Fuji Rock, and has been held in early October — about two and a half months after Fuji Rock — annually since 2001.

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    Laura’s Musical Marmite Sunday

    • July 19, 2016 ● Bands

    Fuji Rock offers a veritable cornucopia of musical delights, but when your taste in music tends towards the darker, screamier end of the spectrum it can seem like a little bit of a wasteland at times. Luckily, this year the line-up on Sunday promises a mix of the weird, wacky and wonderfully chuggy. Whether you like it or not will be another matter altogether, but pull up a camping chair and get comfy at the White Stage with me.

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    Don’t forget your toothbrush


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    With the fest mere days away now, regardless of how many times you’ve attended Fuji Rock, there’s always the chance you might forget something that could put a major damper on your experience. I put together a quick and easy top 10 list, something I call my top 10 Fuji Rock essentials. Show up to the festival with these items and everything should be all good. READ MORE

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    Not a Walkabout: Lots of Music Without Alot of Work


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    Let’s be honest, you can probably have a pretty good festival just sitting on your ass in front of the Green Stage. By my estimation, a good number of people (dare we say the majority) actually do just this. On Friday, a nice lineup of Boredoms < Biffy Clyro < Jake Bugg < James Blake < and Sigur Ros aint a bad way to pass the day. READ MORE

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    Rookie Round-up Day 3

    • July 18, 2016 ● Bands

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    If you’re still full of beans after the Red Hot Chilli Peppers on Sunday night, here’s a run down of the bands playing the Rookie stage.

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    Guide to the Small Stages: Naeba Shokudo

    • July 16, 2016 ● Bands

    Naeba Shokudo literally means “Naeba cafeteria.” The stage is a wooden deck at the back of a large noodle stall in the food court area. Most people encounter it while walking at night between the Green Stage and the Red Marquee as music coming from behind an improbably large clump of people half standing, half slipping on a miniature muddy-sloped ampitheater. It’s a little wall-less juke joint in the middle of the woods. Each night, 5 to 6 bands will perform from 6:45pm till 12:30am. They are (mostly) Japanese groups and tend to be well known professional performers — new or mid-range artists on major labels, TV personalities, veterans of esoteric club circuits, popular indie goups and so on. They also tend to be small, tight groups — hardly more than three people can fit on the stage — as well as upbeat purveyors of instant entertainment. In short, they’re a bunch of great acts who are too experienced for the Rookie-A-Go-Go, too raucous for Gypsy Avalon and for various reasons couldn’t fit on the festival’s bigger stages.

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    Rookie Round-up Day 2

    • July 13, 2016 ● Bands

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    Here’s your guide to Day 2 at the Rookie Stage!

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