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Monday, 20th June 2011
In Events In Japan, Japan Entertainment News,

New round of acts announced for Summer Sonic festival

A new round of acts has been announced for one of Japan's biggest music festivals: Summer Sonic 2011.

The event, to be held in Tokyo and Osaka this August, will play host to a range of acts spanning the genres from nu-metal to electro, via hip hop and, well, the Village People.

Summer Sonic, which has a schedule to be held at the two cities on alternate days, will take place on the August 13th and 14th.

Headline acts for the festival include The Strokes, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and John 'Johnny Rotton' Lydon's post-Sex Pistols outfit Public Image Limited.

Some other highlights from across the festival are as varied as Liam Gallagher's new group Beady Eye and controversial west-coast hip hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All.

Tickets for the festival cost 15,000 yen (£187) for those planning to stay for one day, or 27,000 yen (£336) for a pass to the whole weekend.

Written by Mark Smith