The annual three-day rock festival at the Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata Prefecture, Japan was originally scheduled for August 21-23.
The 2020 edition of Fuji Rock Festival has been officially postponed to next year. As with many concert and festival events recently, the postponement is a result of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
In statement released by the creative team behind the annual festival:
“We had hoped the pandemic would abate in time to hold this summer’s festival as scheduled and were moving forward with planning. Even with the state of emergency being lifted in Japan, the current situation worldwide has yet to normalize and strict immigration regulations are even now being further widened and enforced. Futhermore, we cannot ignore this crisis which continues to endanger our health and safety.”
The full statement can be read below.
Ticket holders can save their tickets for next year’s edition, or they can get refunds. Details for ticket refunds will be announced soon.
Fuji Rock Festival 2020 was originally scheduled for later this year on August 21-23 at the Naeba Ski Resort in Japan. It is Japan’s biggest outdoor music event, and is named due to its first iteration having taken place at the base of Mt. Fuji in 1997.
The three-day line-up initially featured a massive roster of local and international artists, DJs, and bands including Tame Impala, The Strokes, Major Lazer, Disclosure, Mura Musa, Four Tet, FKA Twigs, Floating Points, Jackson Browne, Bruno Major, Clairo, Tom Misch, Black Pumas, and many more.
For more information, head to Fuji Rock Festival’s official website.