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Monday, 15th February 2016
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Fuji Rock Festival welcomes RHCP and Sigur Ros

The Fuji Rock Festival has announced L.A rockers The Red Hot Chilli Peppers (RHCP) and Sigur Ros as headliners for this year’s event. 

Other acts confirmed include Battles, Disclosure, Courtney Barnett, Jack Garratt, Jake Bugg and The Internet. The event is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year at the Naeba Ski Resort in Yuzawa-Cho. 

Taking place on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of July, the festival has established itself as one of the top events in the East Asia music industry. Attracting some of the world’s biggest bands from a variety of genres, travellers are sure to find some bands they would enjoy. 

Early bird discount tickets are on sale from 20th February at 10am. These are strictly limited. Advance tickets are then available from March 9th before general tickets hit the market on 6th April. 

Caravan passes can also be bought for groups looking to enjoy the festival with added comfort. 

Enjoy the stunning Japanese culture

Fuji Rock is a festival unlike any other. Where else can you enjoy beautiful scenery, fantastic bands and gain an insight into Japan’s magnificent culture? 

The event offers a wide variety of things to see and do. The event’s Orange Court stage is probably the most unique here, where freeform improv, Tuvan throat singing and a number of unusual acts perform. 

While most festivals offer internationally-renowned bands, few have the character of Japan’s most well-regarded event. It is about more than the music here and the atmosphere is simply incomparable to others across the world. 

If you’re a fan of both music and Japanese culture, Fuji Rock could make for the dream trip. 

What is left to be announced?

What’s more, there is much more to be announced for the event. The festival has played host to acts including Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds, Foo Fighters, Muse and The Cure in recent years. 

This year, there will be a total of 11 stages, where there will be a number of bands from a variety of genres playing. The Green Stage is where all the biggest names will perform, while the other stages will offer a mix of exciting bands and offbeat entertainment. 

The Naeba Shokudu stage is perhaps the most lively stage, where a number of surprise acts will perform, while the Pyramid Garden features hula dance performances and Japanese Wadaiko workshops. 

The Crystal Palace is another fantastic venue on the site. A number of bands and DJs from Japan play throughout the night, whereas the Black Velvet bar is the home of performance art at Fuji Rock. 

Perhaps the most unique stage setup at the festival is the New Power Gear stage, which is powered by bio-diosel fuel to reduce emissions. The intimate setting only holds 1,000 people at capacity, offering them the chance to enjoy unique shows from a range of artists. 

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