Fuji Rock

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Fuji Rock is a Japanese music festival held each year at the scenic Naeba ski resort in Japan. The Fuji Rock festival is three days long and is usually held on a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The lineup, put together by Japanese promoters Smash, changes each year, but always features a large number of Japanese bands and foreign bands (the biggest Fuji Rock headlining bands are often foreign) of various genres - from rock to dance to urban, but the majority of bands are rock, as the festival name implies. More than just a music fest, Fuji Rock has become a big camping and environmentally friendly partying event for the 100,000+ people who attend each year.


Fuji Rock Festival History

The first Fuji Rock festival was held in 1997 at the Tenjinyama Ski Resort near Mt Fuji. The location turned out to be a problem so the festival was moved to Tokyo for it's second year in 1998. Finally, in 1999, Fuji Rock found it's real home in Naeba and the festival has been held there each year since.

Fuji Rock 2008

The 2008 Fuji Rock Festival will be held July 25th, 26th, 27th at Naeba Ski Resort. Some of the band announced so far include Beat Crusaders, The Breeders, Kasabian, Ben Folds, My Bloody Valentine, Kasabian, and CSS. For more information on the 2008 Fuji Rock festival, please see the full Fuji Rock 2008 article.

Fuji Rock 2007

Fuji Rock 2007 was held on July 27th, 28th, and 29th and some of the notable bands who appeared were The Cure, The Chemical Brothers, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, The Beastie Boys, and Muse. For more information on the 2008 Fuji Rock festival, please see the full Fuji Rock 2007 article.

Fuji Rock Access

Fuji Rock is held each year at Naeba ski resort. The resort is most commonly accessed via the free bus running from the JR Echigo-Yuzawa Station. The bus ride from the JR Echigo-Yuzawa Station to Fuji Rock takes a little over 30 minutes. The fastest train from Tokyo to the city of Echigo Yuzawa takes about an hour and half.

Fuji Rock Tickets

Fuji Rock tickets can be purchased from most major ticket companies in Japan including Ticket Pia and many conbinis. The on sale date for tickets changes each year and there is usually a lottery for premium tickets before the general tickets are released. Fuji Rock tickets can be purchased for one day or the full three days. Prices may change each year, but in 2008 the tickets are 39,800 yen for a three day pass or 16,800 yen for a one day ticket. There are also tickets for sale for camping and for car parking at the festival site. Fuji Rock tickets often sell out well in advance of the festival dates, so you should check the official website for current ticket prices and availability.

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