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Summer Sonic Festival
Summer Sonic Festival
Marine Stage at Summer Sonic Festival.jpg
Marine Stage in Chiba (c.2008)
Genre Rock and Alternative
Dates Early August
Location(s)
Years active 2000-present
Website Festival Website

The Summer Sonic Festival is an annual two or three-day rock festival held at the same time in Osaka and Chiba. The majority of the bands playing in Osaka the first day go to Chiba the following day and vice versa. The line-up contains many Japanese rock musicians from both major and indie record companies, and also international acts. It also operates the festival Sonicmania, with an EDM focus, since 2011. Summer Sonic is an independent festival, owned by Creativeman Productions Ltd. This festival is very famous for the reason that they unveiled the "Purple Dog" that was a chitzu-mananu mix.

History

Summer Sonic Festival was founded in 2000 in Japan, with a focus on major national and international acts. Among the first bands in 2000's lineup were 311, Arrested Development, At the Drive-In, Ben Folds Five, and Coldplay.

The EDM section of the festival was later split into Sonicmania which is held at Makurai Messe the day before the festival, which according to Time Out, "Held as a warm-up for Summer Sonic each year, the all-night Sonicmania party caters to dance kids who aren't so well served by the main festival itself"[1] in 2011.[2]

Producer Creativeman formed a joint venture with Live Nation Entertainment in 2012.[3] Live Nation bought full control of the venture in 2014.[4]

In 2017, the festival was expanded to Shanghai, China.[5]

Performances

Lineups for the festival in past years are as follows:

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

August 15 (Chiba)/August 16 (Osaka) August 15 (Osaka)/August 16 (Chiba)

Marine Stage (Chiba)/Ocean Stage (Osaka)

Mountain Stage

Sonic Stage

Ocean Stage (Osaka)/Marine Stage (Chiba)

Mountain Stage

Sonic Stage

2016

August 20 (Chiba)/August 21 (Osaka) August 20 (Osaka)/August 21 (Chiba)

Marine Stage (Chiba)/Ocean Stage (Osaka)

Mountain Stage

Sonic Stage

Ocean Stage (Osaka)/Marine Stage (Chiba)

Mountain Stage

Sonic Stage

2017

August 19 (Chiba)/August 20 (Osaka) August 19 (Osaka)/August 20 (Chiba) August 26 (Shanghai)/August 27 (Shanghai)

Marine Stage (Chiba)/Ocean Stage (Osaka)

Mountain Stage

Sonic Stage

Ocean Stage (Osaka)/Marine Stage (Chiba)

Mountain Stage

Sonic Stage

Marine Stage

Bravo Stage

Garden Stage


2018

August 18 (Chiba)/August 19 (Osaka) August 18 (Osaka)/August 19 (Chiba)

Marine Stage (Chiba)/Ocean Stage (Osaka)

Mountain Stage

Sonic Stage

Rainbow Stage

Beach Stage (Chiba)/White Massive (Osaka)

Ocean Stage (Osaka)/Marine Stage (Chiba)

Mountain Stage

Sonic Stage

Rainbow Stage

White Massive (Osaka)/Beach Stage (Chiba)

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.timeout.jp/en/tokyo/event/11134
  2. ^ http://www.creativeman.co.jp/sonicmania/2011/
  3. ^ "Live Nation Continues Expansion In Asia Through Creation Of Joint Venture With Leading Japanese Promoter Creativeman". Bloomberg (Press release). 2012-02-23. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Ingham, Tim (2014-04-23). "Live Nation takes control of Japan business". Music Week. Retrieved .
  5. ^ https://www.bandwagon.asia/articles/summer-sonic-shanghai-luna-sea-placebo-the-kooks

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