If you’re already thinking about heading to this year’s Fuji Rock Festival (July 27th-29th 2018), you may have noticed that ticketing information has been announced. If you can’t read the Japanese site and are still waiting for the English site to update, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
3-day tickets for this year’s festival cost ¥45,000 but if you catch that festival worm, you’ll be able to get them at a discount price of ¥36,000 between January 12th and 28th.
So, how do you get hold of one of these?
Are You In Japan?
Bad news for overseas folks: early-bird tickets are currently only available in Japan online from e+（イープラス）(http://eplus.jp/sys/web/frf). If you’re a Smash Friend, you’ll get first dibs from January 12th but regular folks will have to wait until January 20th to apply. You’ll need to read Japanese, or find someone who can, to get through the booking process. You’ll also need a Japanese credit card and a Japanese address. Oh, and it’s a lottery, so there’s no guarantee of getting that ticket.
Ganban will be providing some early-bird tickets on a first-come-first-served basis at their shop in Ikebukuro’s PARCO B1F on February 3rd, though you need to pay a ¥1000 membership fee to be eligible and willing to get up early.
Are You Overseas?
You need to head over to the Ganban website (http://ganban.net/?p=26895) in February for the regular price tickets. You cannot purchase early-bird tickets outside of Japan.
An alternative option is to buy tickets via iFlyer.tv. You can do this via the website or app (more info coming soon).
Do you need to buy a campsite ticket?
Yes!! We have frantic inquiries EVERY YEAR from people who have not bought camping tickets, so don’t be one of them, because once those camping tickets are sold out you’ll be hard-pressed to find affordable accommodation in town (nor likely to be able to book Naeba town accommodation). Please be sure to purchase your camping tickets for each individual (¥3000 per person), and parking ticket if you need to bring your car (¥9000) when you purchase your festival tickets.
Are Moon Caravan camping tickets on sale?
Not yet. They’re usually part of a package deal with coach transport.
Stay tuned to our Facebook page for regular updates.
Photos: Kenta Kumei