Urban festival where you can meet the hottest music.
Let's Go to Summer Music Festival ~ SUMMER SONIC ~
For urban people and tourists, a hurdle of summer music festivals held in nature is high. An urban-style music festival "SUMMER SONIC" (abbreviated to Samasoni) can be recommended to such people, which is easily accessible from Tokyo metropolitan area and surrounding cities, and encourages them to participate in light clothes. "SUMMER SONIC" is held simultaneously in Tokyo and Osaka, with artists (except some artists) traveling between Tokyo and Osaka. For example, a certain artist, who performs in Tokyo on Saturday, will do so in Osaka next day. This method can make the entire audience happy.
As SUMMER SONIC is an urban-style music festival attracting attention from people who are sensitive to trends, a variety of hot artists will appear. An artist lineup includes Shawn Mendes who released a new single featuring Japan “LOST IN JAPAN”, and Alessia Cara and other new-generation women artists. Of course, big names such as Beck and Noel Gallagher will appear on the stage. It is also characteristic of SUMMER SONIC to be rich in hip-hop and EDM. Also, performances of Korean, Chinese and Taiwanese up-and-coming artists will definitely be fun.
In the middle of the night, "MIDNIGHT SONIC" will be held at Makuhari Messe (only in Tokyo). Sparks and Wolf Alice who wowed audience in Japan tours will participate in "MIDNIGHT SONIC". You can experience the bliss of soaking up music day and night.
Recommended Point of SUMMER SONIC Part 1 ~ Close to Urban Area ~
SUMMER SONIC calls itself the "urban-style music festival". In the case of the Tokyo venue, it takes about 30 minutes at the earliest to arrive at the nearest station of the venue at Makuhari Messe from Tokyo Station. Some tour plans are also available, including a one-day trip from Tokyo, Shinjuku, Yokohama, and Omiya, and a plan with hotel for one night + bus. It is pleasant to be able to easily participate only one day from Tokyo, if you wish. Why not taste the uplifting feeling of the summer weekend, extending your visit a little bit from the urban area?
Recommended Point of SUMMER SONIC Part 2 ~ Outdoor and Indoor Stages ~
Even if you love music festivals, it is physically tough to stay under the burning sun all day long. Especially, as travel is originally an extraordinary thing, travelers are cumulatively getting tired in unfamiliar environments. In SUMMER SONIC, you can enjoy performances at both the outdoor stadium and the indoor stage. You should move around the venue at your own pace, for example, if you feel that the sun is strong, move to the indoor stage, and enjoy the stadium from the evening around sunset. Anyway, since it is a festival for long hours in midsummer, you should take care of your physical condition, for example, taking a break and staying hydrated to avoid heatstroke and sunstroke, so as to enjoy the hot summer days.