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    What to bring when you camp?


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    As the festival is now less than a week away you should start getting your packing organized sooner rather than later. This year, like many of you, I will be braving the elements, pitching my tent and camping in the mountains of Naeba. So partially for myself, as well as the readers of this blog I decided to put together a short list of essential or commonly forgotten camping items. I’m going to exclude obvious things like your actual tent or sleeping bag, as those go without saying. The list is purposely short as I want to get the conversation started. Are these 5 items essentials for you too? What else is on your Fuji camping checklist? Read my list below then tell me what I missed. READ MORE

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    Freedom Friday at Fuji


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    Don’t know where to start to plan your day at the behemoth that is Fuji Rock? Let us do the work for you with our curate your day series. This (hopefully) series of articles from your friendly Fuji Rockers team will take the work out of planning your day at Japan’s biggest music festival.
    Let us lead you on a themed journey throughout the day. Last year I planned a day called Jimi’s Jazzy Sunday. This year I bring you Freedom Friday at Fuji! READ MORE

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    Fuji Rock: Now There’s a App for That


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    Last year you may have downloaded the 2016 Fuji Rock app, set up your timetable and used it to co-ordinate your timetable for the 20th Anniversary celebrations. Or you may have relied on a printout from the Internet, or even just pure luck and serendipity to put you in the right place at the right time.

    This year the Fuji Rock app is back in new and improved form, thanks to iFlyer, with a whole swathe of useful and entertaining features to add to the Fuji Rock experience. We sat down with iFlyer Director of Business Development Joshua Barry to talk about iFlyer, the new app, and his thoughts on Fuji Rock past and present.

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    Bringing kids? Here’s 5 tips


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    Kid in a swing couldn’t be happier

    My kids (Finn, aged 7) and Meara (aged, 2) perfectly bookend the kid spectrum at Fuji Rock. Any older and he may be too cool for Gorillaz and any younger they may not be able to keep down the curry at Queen Sheeba’s. Finn went to his first EDM show years before many of you even heard of the genre, checking out (Diplo, the better half of Major Lazer) when he was just 7 months in his mama’s belly. Here’s a few tips for you to have kid-stravagant experience.

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    Fujirocker’s Seven Tips for Extreme Festival Fashion


    We all know what we’re supposed to wear! But will your breathable waterproof hiking wear inspire naughty looks from appealing strangers? Will your neck towel help you stand out in a crowd of 40,000? Will that sensible all-weather hat get you onto other people’s Instagrams with the hashtag #onlyatfujirock?

    There is no problem if you bring sunscreen and sturdy shoes, but remember that Fujirock is a party! So we put together this lookbook of Fuji Rock’s best dressed, and it was just as easy as perusing the people photos in the “More Fun” section of last year’s FujirockExpress.com. So get ready, this goes way beyond band t-shirts. Below we’ve selected seven of the top looks / bits of advice so you too can join Fuji Rock’s best dressed.

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    Fuji Rock Prep: Where to Buy Camping Gear


    In the run up to the festival, we always get lots of enquiries about camping gear.  However, when camping at Fuji Rock, your first concern should be whether or not you’ve bought a camping ticket yet or not. If you haven’t, you’d better get on that. If you’re attending the festival from overseas and wish to pick up camping equipment in Japan, here’s a brief guide to shops catering for your needs.

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    Wanna Kick Out the Jams? Try the Red Marquee Mother F***ers


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    Of Fuji Rock’s main stages, the Red Marquee is the most diverse, by day functioning as an indie showcase for newish indie acts with one or two big hits or who are currently killing it on tour, and by night turning into a big room dance club for an international mix of DJs and electronic acts. This year they appear to be doing away with Sunday Sessions, an after midnight showcase to discover weird, new and high energy local Japanese electronic bands and hybrid acts. Or possibly they are merging Sunday Sessions with the Planet Groove showcase, which traditionally was only on Friday night, but has now taken over Sunday as well.

    So what precisely is the Red Marquee?  READ MORE

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    Fuji Rock 2017 Tickets On Sale Feb. 18th


    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 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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    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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