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Fuji Rock Festival 2016: artist lineup announced!

Smash Corporation announced last week Red Hot Chili Peppers and Icelandic post-rock trio Sigur Rós are set to headline Japan’s three-day Fuji Rock Festival 2016.

The two are amongst the diverse lineup of artists performing at the 20th edition of Fuji Rock Festival on July 22-24, 2016 at Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa-cho, Niigata Prefecture.

The anticipation is high, especially for Red Hot Chili Peppers whose first visit was in 1997, the inaugural year of the festival.

From Brit rock musicians to solo reggae guitarists, from jazz composers to electronic duos, confirmed performers include Battles, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminal, Con Brio, Courtney Barnett, Disclosure, DJ Harvey, Earnest Ranglin, G.Love & Special Sauce, Jake Bugg, Kamasi Washington, Kula Shaker, Leon Bridges, Mura Masa, Oliver Heldens, Robert Glasper Experiment, Squarepusher and 2CELLOS.

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Ticket prices range from ¥17,000 – ¥43,000 depending on the period of purchase and types of admission (1-3 days). For more information in English, click here.

See also: Summer Sonic 2016: headliners announced!

Fuji Rock Festival is held yearly at Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa-cho, Niigata Prefecture since 1999, though the 1997-98 editions were held at the base of Mount Fuji, hence the name. It’s the grand three-day event for music lovers across Japan and Asia organised by Smash Corporation. Much like Summer Sonic, its more urban mainstream sister, the festival showcases both Japanese and international acts.





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