Starting from tomorrow, Japan’s Summer Sonic will be streaming past performances from their archives on YouTube. Each performance will only be available to view for 24 hours.
With virtual concerts and livestream performances being all the rage as of late, Japan’s Summer Sonic have announced the Summer Sonic 2020 Archive Festival where they will be streaming select performances from past iterations of the festival on YouTube.
Fans will be able to relive some of the festival’s memorable performances this weekend, with two shows being uploaded each day from Friday, June 19 – Sunday, June 21. Additionally, the festival will continue next weekend on Saturday, June 27 – Sunday, June 28 with one performance each.
Friday’s schedule will feature Japanese pop rock band Mr. Children from Summer Sonic 2013 at 6pm (Japan Standard time) and K-pop boy band BTS from Summer Sonic 2015 at 9pm (Japan Standard time).
On Saturday, the festival will upload two performances from Summer Sonic 2013 – Linkin Park at 6pm (Japan Standard time) and Metallica at 9pm (Japan Standard time) – while Sunday will feature two shows from Summer Sonic 2014 – Arctic Monkeys at 6pm (Japan Standard time) and The 1975 at 9pm (Japan Standard time).
Next weekend will feature one full live set each day from Summer Sonic 2016 at 6pm (Japan Standard time), – electronic group Underworld on Saturday, June 27 and Radiohead on Sunday, June 28.
The festival created a playlist for all the scheduled livestreams, so be sure to set an alarm when your favourite performance goes live because each show will only be available to view for 24 hours.
This will definitely keep fans entertained as they wait for some sort of normalcy to return from the ongoing coronavirus situation. While Summer Sonic isn’t happening this year, which usually takes place in Osaka and Chiba in August, the annual rock festival will be hosting their brand new Supersonic music festival later this year in Osaka for two days on September 19-20 and Tokyo for three days on September 19-21.
The Tokyo dates will take place at the Zozo Marine Stadium & Makuhari Seaside Park whereas the Osaka dates will place at the Osaka Maishima Sonic Park.
Tickets sales will begin on July 11. Attendees can purchase either a one-day ticket for ¥14,000, a three-day ticket for ¥36,000, or a platinum ticket for ¥20,000.
To buy tickets, head on over to the festival website here.