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    Big Willie’s Burlesque is Back!

    The return of the Palace of Wonder would not be complete without Big Willie’s Burlesque: a quartet of musicians backed up by two lovely dancers, Carolina Cerisola and Alyssa Marquez. The group regularly perform in Hollywood and have been mainstays at Fuji Rock since 2004. We’re thrilled to catch up with the man they call Big Willy (Willie McNeill) and get his impressions on two decades of Fuji rocking!
    The musicians in Big Willie's Burlesque

    The musicians in Big Willie’s Burlesque


  • Unearth some gems at the Rookie a Go-Go stage

    Let Rookie a Go-Go Surprise You

    • June 24, 2023 ● Bands

    Unearth some gems at the Rookie a Go-Go stage

    Tomorrow’s Headlines at Rookie a Go-Go stage

    This year’s lineup is nearly complete, but we still have one oft-overlooked stage to look forward to, Rookie a Go-Go! This battle of the band platform features a handful of cream of the crop aspiring artists selected form hundreds of applicants from all over the world, all competing for the winning title chosen by YOU!


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    Asa-Chang and Junray Added, Will Bring Solid Saturday Vibes

    • June 16, 2023 ● Bands

    It can be easy to get caught up in the main body of Fuji Rock, the Green and White Stages, the Red Marquee, etc. But don’t overlook Pyramid Garden, tucked quietly away from the big and brassy action. If you do, you could miss out on some of the festival’s most interesting acts, like newly added to the lineup but veterans of the Japanese avant-garde scene Asa-Chang and Junray.


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    Let Ginger Root Spice Up Your Fuji Rock!

    As anyone remotely interested in the Japanese music scene (or just the globally hip music scene in general) knows, City Pop has been having a little bit of a moment for a little bit of time. A fairly general term for 70’s and 80’s western influenced Japanese pop music, it has been a goldmine for DJs like Fuji Rock favorite Night Tempo with its odd dreaminess and hard to place nostalgia. Most people are just milking the old records though. Cameron Lew, better known as Ginger Root, however, has been going a step further and making it on his own.


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    Rookie A Go-Go Auditions now Open!!

    • April 24, 2023 ● Bands


    If merely attending Fuji Rock Festival and rocking out in the crowd isn’t quite enough for you, why not apply now to appear on the festival’s famous Rookie A Go-Go stage?

    This stage has featured amateur and up-and-coming artists, famously acting as a launching pad for such groups as King Gnu, CHAI and Creepy Nuts in the past.


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    Lineup Updated – 2nd Wave of Acts Added

    • March 4, 2023 ● Bands


    The second wave of acts have been added to the lineup.

    See the artists page on the official site for more in-depth information.

    Fuji Rock Festival 2023 Official Site – Artists


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    Lineup Announced for 2023!

    • February 4, 2023 ● Bands


    The lineup for 2023 has been announced and includes seasoned Fuji Rock veterans Foo Fighters, along with heavy-hitters Lizzo and The Strokes. Head over to the official website for in-depth information on each artist as well as advanced ticket information. There are still plenty more acts to be announced, so stay tuned!


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    Meet Barrington DeVaughn Hendricks, AKA JPEGMAFIA

    Barrington DeVaughn Hendricks, better known as rapper and producer JPEGMAFIA, has been making movements around the world with performances at Gov Ball in Queens (New York, U.S.A), Splendor on the Grass in Byron Bay, (Australia) and the long awaited Fuji Rock coming up this month.

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    Otoboke Beaver: Sex, Shibazuke and Rock and Roll

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    When Otoboke Beaver hits the Naeba Shokudo stage late on Saturday night those in attendance had best be braced and prepared for the storm. This fierce, fast, bright and frantic Kyoto four-pierce is sure to deliver a flurry of punk raw enough to rival any typhoon.


  • INDIO, CA - APRIL 11:  Musician Bonobo performs onstage during day 1 of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 11, 2014 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Coachella)

    Bonobo’s Borderless World of Music

    Ready to embark on a journey? This show is for you. Five years since his last visit, Grammy award winning musician, DJ and producer Simon Green, better known as Bonobo, is set to make his Fuji Rock return this July.  READ MORE