Japan’s three-day music festival is set to take place in Osaka and Tokyo later this year in September despite ongoing coronavirus concerns.

Supersonic 2020, organised by the same team of the annual rock music festival Summer Sonic, have unveiled their second round of artists for their lineup. The festival will take place in Osaka for two days on September 19-20 and Tokyo for three days on September 19-21, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic cancelling many major festivals and concerts in the foreseeable future.

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.

The announcement adds various acts and bands across multiple music genres including hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas, rapper Ghostemane, EDM superstar Steve Aoki, electronic band Clean Bandit (DJ set), and numerous Japanese artists and groups such as rock group Asian Kung-Fu Generation, funk musician Nulbarich, MC rapper Creepy Nuts, rap duo chelmico, singer-songwriter iri, model-singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and idol group BiSH.

Previously, in April, the festival announced their first wave of artists and bands including  headliners The 1975, Liam Gallagher, Fatboy Slim, Skrillex, Post Malone, Kygo, and Wu-Tang Clan. Other acts include Ian Brown, Blossoms, Tones and I, Aurora, Beabadoobee, Digitalism, Don Diablo, WarNymph (Grimes), Jax Jones and many more.

The full, updated lineup is detailed in a Facebook post below.


Traditionally held in August of every year, the 2020 edition of Summer Sonic has been rebranded into a limited-edition Supersonic Festival and moved to September due to the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics which scheduled for July 23, 2021 – August 8, 2021.

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.