Thursday, 7 August 2008

Going Sonic

I've decided to go to the Summer Sonic music festival at Makuhari Messe/Chiba Marine Stadium in Tokyo this year.

Looking at the lineup, I think they've got some great bands playing.

The easiest way to buy tickets in Japan is by going to a convenience store like Lawson or Family Mart. The ticket machines are in Japanese, but there is a good guide to using them here.

According to the Summer Sonic website, the tickets for the second day have sold out, but I've somehow managed to get one for both days. I hope that doesn't cause any problems when I get there.

So who am I excited to see here?

Death Cab For Cutie, Onerepublic, The Fratellis and Paolo Nutini, (oh and Perfume, lol) on Saturday.

Coldplay, Alicia Keys, The Ting Tings and Devo are the ones I'm most interested in watching on day 2.

Sometimes at these kind of festivals there's an overlap of two bands that I want to see, but the timetable is actually pretty good, so that shouldn't be too bad. The lineup is really strong. Much better than the Fuji Rock Festival I think this year.

It's not just the bands though, I'm hoping for a really cool atmosphere/vibe of being at a festival too.

Are you going to be there too? Let me know how you go and I'll keep everyone posted about my experience there too.

Happy Summer!