This is the perennial Ibaraki rock festival, featuring both local and nationally known artists in a 3 day music spectacular. This year’s festival is scheduled for August 3rd, 4th, and 5th, but unfortunately the tickets for the 4th and 5th sold out quickly so if you want to attend you’ll have to be quick to get tickets for the 3rd (11 500yen).
Location: Kokuei Hitachi Kaihin Koen (Hitachinaka)
Times: Gates open 8am, performances start at 10:30am, closes at 8:30pm
This year’s artists (for the 3rd only) are:
Applicat Spectra avengers in sci-fi WEAVER AA=
Overground Acoustic Underground Oleska Band capsule
Kyari Pamyu Pamyu GOOD4NOTHING KREVA
Kuroneko Chelsea Kobayashi Taro coldrain Suga Shikao
SCOOBIE DO Straightener dustbox Chara
Kamo 10-FEET TOTALFAT Dragon Ash
NICO Touches the Walls Su Kihaku back number the band apart
Hige Fujimaki Ryota PRINCESS PRINCESS plenty
Hemenway Maximum the hormones MERRY UL
YUKI UNISON SQUARE GARDEN RHYMESTER
THE Live Humans ROTTENGRAFFTY
The dj booth features:
80KIDZ (dj set) Endo Koyuki (FREAK AFFAIR)
STAR GUiTAR~”Traveller” RIJ Special Live Set TAKUMA (10-FEET)
Tomoyuki Tanaka (FPM) Hachioji P Bunta and Kuboty (TOTALFAT)
Hozaka Sohiko (soultoday) Hori Atsushi (Straightener/ent)
Tickets can be purchased through the consoles at Family Mart, Lawson’s, or from TicketPia (7-11).
For those coming by train, there are paid shuttle buses running from Mito Station South Exit, Katsuta Station East Exit, and Ajigaura, times and prices varying by distance.
For more details see the website (Japanese): http://rijfes.jp/2012/