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    Fujirockers talk to The Internet


    This group of west coast neo hip-hop, soul-funkers is finally getting its dues and is making waves both at home and here in Japan. The Internet started some 5 years ago when founding members Syd Tha Kyd and Matt Martians started making tunes together through the internet. After putting in work in the underground scene collaborating with L.A. based alt. hip-hop collective Odd future they finally found mainstream success with the release of 2015’s Ego Death. Their third studio album peaked at number 9 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and was nominated for a Grammy in the best urban contemporary category. READ MORE

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    Where will Wilco play?

    I’m giddily anticipating the return of Wilco, a band  the New Yorker billed as standard bearer of American music for the past two decades (read it here). And judging by this short video, Wilco seems equally psyched about returning to Fuji Rock. Getting Wilco to perform is no simple task as the band is so popular + profitable they don’t need to do much international touring, though you would never know this based upon frontman Jeff Tweedy’s rumpled attire. So Wilco will be back, but where will they be playing? This question has been killing me because scheduling dictates how long of a set a band can play. And if you’re a mega fan like me, you want to savor every single minute of their set. READ MORE

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    7th line-up announcement is here!

    As summer draws ever closer in Japan and the warm weather teases us with thoughts of beautiful days up in the mountains, 15 more artists joined have joined this year’s line-up.


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    Jump With Joey Talk Ska, Japan and Fuji Rock 2016

    After announcing their appearance at this year’s Fuji Rock we wanted to find out a little bit more about LA ska-band Jump With Joey, who are reforming especially for the fest after a 17-year hiatus.  Luckily, we caught up with Joey Altruda and Willie McNeil in Tokyo a few weeks ago to talk about the band’s beginnings, their Japan-connection, and what they’re looking forward to at this year’s Fuji Rock festival.


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    Babymetal to play Fuji Rock

    • March 25, 2016 ● Bands

    All powerful kawaii-kowaii (scary-cute) Babymetal, who are a bit like Marmite or natto amongst some metallers, have been announced as new additions to the Fuji Rock line-up. READ MORE

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    Putting the rock into Fuji Rock – more bands announced!

    • March 14, 2016 ● Bands

    Japanese bands Man With A Mission, Wanima, and Ken Yokohama have been announced today, along with London-based  Bo Ningen, adding to what is looking to be a weekend that puts the “rock” in Fuji Rock.


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    Beck to headline Fuji Rock 2016


    2nd appearance for Beck at FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL 2016


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    Red Hot Chilli Peppers & Sugur Ros to headline for Fuji Rock Festival


    First line-up announcement for FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL 2016!!!!