Music festivals

The following is a list of some of the bigger music festivals around Japan. You can also find a more comprehensive list here. If the dates are written as "--", it is because the event appears to have not taken place in recent years.

Rock Music

  • Arabaki Rock Festival
    Type: Rock Festival
    Dates: April 27, 28 2019
    Location: Miyagi
    Official website
  • Aomori Rock Festival (Natsu no Mamono)
    Type: Rock Festival
    Date: December 25, 2018
    Location: Tsugaru, Aomori
    Official website
  • Oga Namahage Rock Festival
    Type: Rock Festival
    Dates: July 26-28, 2019
    Location: 秋田県男鹿市船川港内特設ステージ, Oga City
    Official website
  • Fuji Rock Festival
    Type: Rock Festival
    Dates: July 26-28, 2019
    Location: Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata
    Official website
  • Rock in Japan Festival
    Type: Rock Festival
    Dates: August 3-4, 10-12, 2019
    Location: Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki
    Official website
  • Summer Sonic Festival
    Type: Rock Festival
    Dates: August 16-18, 2019
    Location: Osaka and Tokyo
    Official website
  • Rising Sun Rock Festival
    Type: Rock Festival
    Dates: August 16-17 2019
    Location: Ishikari Bay New Port, Hokkaido
    Official website
  • Zao Dragon Rock Festival
    Type: Rock Festival
    Dates: --
    Location: Zao Onsen Ski Area
    Official website
  • Monster Bash
    Type: Rock Festival
    Dates: August 24-25 2019
    Location: Mannou, Kagawa
    Official website
  • Akita Caravan Music Fes
    Type: ?
    Date: September 1-2, 2018
    Location: Semboku, Akita
    Official website
  • Loud Park
    Type: Heavy Metal Festival
    Dates: --
    Location: Saitama
    Official website
  • Ozzfest Japan
    Type: Rock Festival
    Dates: --
    Location: Makuhari, Chiba
    Official website

List of Rock festivals in Japan (Japanese)

Electronic Music

  • Ultra Japan
    Type: EDM Festival
    Dates: September 15-17, 2018
    Location: Tokyo Odaiba Ultra Park, Tokyo
    Official website
  • Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Japan
    Type: EDM Festival
    Dates: May 11-12, 2019
    Location: Zozo Marine Stadium & Makuhari Beach Park, Chiba
    Official website
  • Rainbow Disco Club
    Type: Disco/House Festival
    Dates: April 27-29, 2019
    Location: Higashi-Izu Cross Country Course, Higashiizu, Shizuoka
    Official website

Reggae Music

  • Starlight Reggae Festa
    Type: Reggae Festival
    Dates: --
    Location: Meihō Kōgen, Gifu
    Official website
  • Tōhoku Reggae Festival (東北レゲエ祭)
    Type: Reggae Festival
    Dates: --
    Location: Iwate Kōgen
    Official website
  • Yokohama Reggae Festival (横浜レゲエ祭)
    Type: Reggae Festival
    Dates: --
    Location: Yokohama Stadium
    Official website

Jazz Music

  • Madarao Jazz
    Type: Jazz Festival
    Dates: August 3-4, 2019
    Location: Madarao Kogen
    Official website
  • Jozenji Streetjazz Festival
    Type: Jazz Festival
    Dates: September 8-9, 2018
    Location: Sendai
    Official website
  • Nakakoji Jazz Festival
    Type: Jazz Festival
    Dates: August
    Location: Akita City

Classical Music

  • Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival f.k.a. Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto
    Type: Classical Music Festival
    Dates: August 18-September 7, 2018
    Location: Matsumoto, Nagano
    Official website