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Thursday, 2nd June 2011
In Events In Japan, Japan Entertainment News,

Taico Club to kick off Japanese festival season

Japan's music scene is set to spring into life for the summer this weekend, as Nagano Prefecture is set to host the Taico Club festival (June 4th to 5th).

It will also be the first of four festival appearances for Tokyo synth-pop duo Kimonos, who only formed last year, but are already booked in for Fuji Rock (July 30th), World Happiness (August 7th) and the Rising Sun Rock Festival (August 12th and 13th).

Comprised of alt-rock luminary Shutoku Mukai, formerly of Zazen Boys, and renowned solo artist Leo Imai, Kimonos will be making their outdoor festival debut, and they told Japan Times that the Taico Club festival will be "pretty eclectic".

"It's a unique event; big enough to have a festival atmosphere, but small enough to feel relaxed and intimate," Imai said.

Kimonos music has received rave reviews since their self-titled debut was released on EMI in November, with Japan Times comparing the act to Peter Gabriel and Talking Heads.

Japanese music fan can catch Kimonos this weekend at the Taico Club festival. Other acts confirmed include Simian Mobile Disco and tickets are available for 11,000 yen (£83) each.

Written by Kimberley Homer

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