Music festivals

The following is a list of some of the bigger music festivals around Japan.

Rock music

  • Arabaki Rock Festival
    Type: Rock Festival
    Date: April 25, 26 2015
    Location: Miyagi
    Official website
  • Aomori Rock Festival (Natsu no Mamono)
    Type: Rock Festival
    Date: September 12, 2015
    Location: Tsugaru, Aomori
    Official website
  • Oga Namahage Rock Festival
    Type: Rock Festival
    Date: July 25, 26, 2015
    Location: 秋田県男鹿市船川港内特設ステージ
    Official website
  • Fuji Rock Festival
    Type: Rock Festival
    Date: July 24, 25, 26 2015
    Location: Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata
    Official website
  • Rock in Japan Festival
    Type: Rock Festival
    Date: August 1, 2, 8, 9, 2015
    Location: Hitachinaka, Ibaraki
    Official website
  • Summer Sonic Festival
    Type: Rock Festival
    Date: August 15, 16 2015
    Location: Osaka and Tokyo
    Official website
  • Rising Sun Rock Festival
    Type: Rock Festival
    Date: August 14, 15 2015
    Location: Ishikari, Hokkaido
    Official website
  • Zao Dragon Rock Festival
    Type: Rock Festival
    Date: August 21, 22, 23 2015
    Location: Zao Onsen Ski Area
    Official website
  • Monster Bash
    Type: Rock Festival
    Date: August 22, 23 2015
    Location: Mannou, Kagawa
    Official website
  • Akita Caravan Music Fes
    Type: ?
    Date: September 3, 4 2016
    Location: Yokote, Akita
    Official website
  • Loud Park
    Type: Heavy Metal Festival
    Date: October 10, 11 2015
    Location: Saitama
    Official website
  • Ozzfest Japan
    Type: Rock Festival
    Date: November 21, 22 2015
    Location: Mihama, Chiba
    Official website

List of Rock festivals in Japan (Japanese)

Reggae music

  • Starlight Reggae Festa
    Type: Reggae Festival
    Date: July 16, 17, 18 2011
    Location: Meihō Kōgen, Gifu
    Official website
  • Tōhoku Reggae Festival (東北レゲエ祭)
    Type: Reggae Festival
    Date: September 6 2015
    Location: Iwate Kōgen
    Official website
  • Yokohama Reggae Festival (横浜レゲエ祭)
    Type: Reggae Festival
    Date: September 7 2014
    Location: Yokohama Stadium
    Official website

Jazz music

  • Newport Jazz Festival in Madarao
    Type: Jazz Festival
    Date: August 20, 21 2011
    Location: Madarao plateau, Nagano
    Official website
  • Johzenji Jazz Festival
    Type: Jazz Festival
    Date: September
    Location: Sendai
  • Nakakoji Jazz Festival
    Type: Jazz Festival
    Date: August
    Location: Akita City

Classical music

  • Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto
    Type: Classical Music Festival
    Date: August 10 ~ September 6 2014
    Location: Matsumoto, Nagano
    Official website