One of the high-end festivals in urban areas, SUMMER SONIC (or Sama-soni for short) started in 2000, and it’s the 20th anniversary this year. Thus, this summer will see the 3-day party from August 16 and 18 with the greatest lists of performers. The SUMMER SONIC of this year will enjoy you more than ever before!
Simultaneous events in Tokyo and Osaka!
This is the biggest difference from other festivals: The event is held in Tokyo, ZOZO Marine stadium and Makuhari Messe, and in Osaka, Maishima SONIC PARK simultaneously. And the performers appear in both venues in general, so you can find almost the same performers in either venue (some exceptions included).
Hottest lineup beyond genres
Genres or nationalities do not matter in SUMMER SONIC! It’s the 20th anniversary, so the performers are much more attractive this year.
【16th in Tokyo and 18th in Osaka】
The feature of this day will be the first Japanese headliner, B’z. You will find THE 1975, WEEZER, and FALL OUT BOY from overseas, and WANIMA (only in Tokyo), [ALEXANDROS], RITA ORA, SAM FENDER, ROBERT GLASPER (only in Tokyo) of the Jazz scenes.
【17th in Tokyo and 16th in Osaka】
The greatest rock band, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS comes back for the first time since 2011! And you will find RANCID, BRING ME THE HORIZON, RADWIMPS, BABYMETAL, MAN WITH A MISION, 10-FEET, Sambomaster (only in Tokyo), NAMBA69 (only in Osaka), and Maximum the Hormone 2 (only in Osaka); are you a rock fan? How can you miss this chance?
【18th in Tokyo and 17th in Osaka】
If interested in dance music, you can’t miss this program. Led by THE CHAINSMOKERS, ZEDD, DISCLOSURE, FLUME, ALAN WALKER, R3HAB, CASH CASH will perform their pieces; you will find an electro pop band, CHVRCHES, SIRUP, and BLACKPINK and FKJ in Tokyo as well!
Various stages; 6 ones in Tokyo and 4 in Osaka
In Tokyo, MARINE STAGE, BEACH STAGE AND Billboard JAPAN STAGE are in MARINE AREA and MOUNTAIN STAGE, SONIC STAGE and RAINBOW STAGE are in MESSE AREA, in total, 6 various stages. In Osaka, you will find 4 various stages: OCEAN STAGE, MOUNTAIN STAGE, SONIC STAGE and MASSIVE STAGE. You will find out the perfect spot to enjoy yourself!
It’s often a pain to go to an outdoor festival because it takes a couple of hours; however, urban festivals are not like that. The nearest statio, Kaihin Makuhari Sta., is just 30-minute walk from the venue. The nearest station to the Osaka venue, Cosmo Square Sta., is just 40 minutes from Shin Osaka.
You can’t miss MIDNIGHT SONIC as well.
Tokyo will see Spotify on Stage in MIDNIGHT SONIC, where various artists like SEKAI NO OWARI, MGMT and R3hab and show up, NF in MIDNIGHT SONIC, tied with Sakanaction, in the midnight of the first day and the second day respectively.
New comers of the next generation of music scenes as well
This festival features new comers of the next generation as well; they are now reviewing performances of brand new artists who want to perform on the stage named “Deren-no? Sama-soni!” Out of 3900 performers, you will find UMEILO, SULLIVAN’s FUN CLUB, Yuki Hashimoto, Johnnivan, DVLTE, THE Tiva, Champman, Tajyusaim Boyz, Kroi, Kujira-yoru-no-machi.
You want to have other than music? Yes you can!
You can enjoy yourself not only with music but also various kinds of foods. In Tokyo, you will find a top-notch street entertainer and drag queens from Shinjuku 2-cho-me as well. Or, are you interested in SILENT DISCO, where you can feel DJ performances with wireless headphones?
Various goods to commemorate the 20th anniversary!
You will find various kinds of T-shirts, towels and hats as the goods. This year, they made 20-year-anniversary premium goods like special T-shirts of each performer on Sama-soni, the first special T-shirt tied with Doraemon or ONE PIECE. You will find a towel of ONE PIECE as well. You hate making a line under the hot Sun? You can have a ticket without it!
Never mind being with children; DO BRING THEM RATHER!
A child younger than elementary school age can enjoy Sama-soni for free with a parent; if you come with more than one child, KIDS TICKETs are available on the day (for 3,500 yen). Kids never get bored in the kid’s area in the venue!
2019 Aug 16 Fri～2019 Aug 18 Sun
ADV（1DAY）15,000yen（1DAY Platinum ticket）25,000yen（3DAY）39,000yen
ROCK, POP, ALL
B’z, FALL OUT BOY, THE 1975, WEEZER, YUKI, [ALEXANDROS], RITA ORA, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, SNOW PATROL, BANANARAMA, ENDRECHERI, ALEC BENJAMIN, The Birthday, BiSH, BJÖRN AGAIN, CHERYL LYNN, INTERSECTION, MICHAEL MONROE, MY FIRST STORY, PALE WAVES, PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS, SABRINA CARPENTER, SAM FENDER, THE STRUTS, LOUDNESS（東京のみ）WANIMA, ROBERT GLASPER, JUJU, クリープハイプ, GRACE CARTER, 秦 基博, KEYTALK, Little Glee Monster, PassCode,秋山黄色, 八三夭, HY, 向井太一,神様、僕は気づいてしまった, SUPPER MOMENT, リーガルリリー, RIRI, XIAO BING CHIH, ALLiSTER, m-flo, A.G.O, DaBook, DJ AKITO, DJ KRO, YonYon（大阪のみ）ACE COLLECTION, amazarashi, CHAI, THE DAMNED, GLIM SPANKY, GRACE CARTER, キュウソネコカミ, SCANDAL, MGMT
（東京Spotify On Stage in MIDNIGHT SONIC）
SEKAI NO OWARI, MGMT, R3HAB, NCT 127, amazarashi
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, RADWIMPS, BABYMETAL, MAN WITH A MISSION, RANCID, BRING ME THE HORIZON, CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN, FOALS, 10-FEET, COIN, Dizzy Sunfist, THE INTERRUPTERS, 木村カエラ, THE LEMON TWIGS, MACHINE GUN KELLY, Phum Viphurit, STAMP, SUPER BEAVER, SUPERORGANISM, TASH SULTANA, TOM WALKER, ヤバイTシャツ屋さん, ZEBRAHEAD, Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas （東京のみ）ROBERT GLASPER, BAND-MAID, cero, CHAI, CIRCA WAVES, THE DAMNED, DEAF HAVANA, LOVEBITES, LOW IQ 01 & THE RHYTHM MAKERS, Official髭男dism, 錯乱前戦, サンボマスター, suga/es, TELEx TELEXs, TOTALFAT, TRI4TH, 東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ, Yogee New Waves, ELECTRIC PYRAMID, Disk Nagataki, Kotsu, Mars89, Vick Okada, yahyel DJ SET（大阪のみ）04 Limited Sazabys, indigo la End, マキシマム ザ ホルモン2号店, milet, NAMBA69, ナオト・インティライミ, 緑黄色社会, Survive Said The Prophet , TEAM SHACHI, ELECTRIC PYRAMID
（NF in MIDNIGHT SONIC）
サカナクション, AKUFEN, BATHS, THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA, D.A.N., The fin., FLOATING POINTS(DJ), GOCOO, KUNIYUKI TAKAHASHI, TAYLOR MCFERRIN, WASHED OUT, ICHIRO YAMAGUCHI + B2B(DJ)
THE CHAINSMOKERS, ZEDD, DISCLOSURE, CHVRCHES, FLUME, ALAN WALKER, BROCKHAMPTON, KREVA, AI, THE BOYZ, JAIN, MAHALIA,中田ヤスタカ/きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ, Nulbarich, OCTAVIAN, THE REGRETTES, R3HAB, SHAED, SIRUP, SOFI TUKKER, TOKiMONSTA, THE VAMPS, VICKEBLANKA, CASH CASH （東京のみ）Suchmos, 9m88, 赤頬思春期(BOL4), BLACKPINK, Kizuna AI,ちゃんみな, Chara, FKJ, 女王蜂, KingGnu, NENEH CHERRY, milet, SE SO NEON,ポルカドットスティングレイ, PREP, the telephones, Perfume, ステレオガール, 山崎まさよし, TOPAZ JONES, LOLO ZOUAï, ラストアイドル, ABE HONOKA, DJ BRAIZE, DJ HOSAKA, DJ SHOTA, DJ YAGI（大阪のみ）SEVENTEEN, 向井太一, RED SPIDER, ジェニーハイ, GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE
Photo：Summer Sonic Facebook