When & Where Fuji Rock Festival is an outdoor music festival which usually occurs on the Naeba Ski resort in the Niigata Prefecture in Japan on the last weekend of July.
The Fuji Rock Festival 2011 is from 29th July until 31st.
What to expect hyped as the cleanest festival in the world it certainly lives up to it. Set in the mountains in the most picturesque surroundings for a music festival in Japan and indeed the world. You can enjoy the view from the longest gondola (The Dragondola) lift in the world. There's seven main stages lots of minor gigs scattered throughout the site. The main stage is the Green stage with a capacity for almost 50,000 spectators. altogether this rock festival draws crowds of more then 100,000 with over 200 music acts. Other stages include the White Stage, the Red Marquee, Orange Court, and Field of Heaven.
Fuji Music Festival Line-up 2011
ARCTIC MONKEYS / ATARI TEENAGE RIOT / THE AVETT BROTHERS BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE / BUDDY GUY / CAKE / THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS / COLDPLAY / CONGOTRONICS vs ROCKERS / CORNERSHOP / CSS / DEERHOOF / digitalism / FOUR TET / FUNERAL PARTY / G.LOVE&SPECIAL SAUCE / INCUBUS / MOGWAI / THE NAKED AND FAMOUS / THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART / THE SISTERS OF MERCY / TODD RUNDGREN / WARPAINT / WILCO / WU LYF / YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA
Where to stay There’s limited accommodation available in Naema-considering this music festival draws crowds of 100,000. You can find a quality hotel or cheap accommodation in advance here.
Fuji Music Festival History
History Originally located closer to Mt. Fuji the inaugural festival was marred with disaster as people nearly died from hypothermia. The concert is now situated far away in a much lower lying land area and has enjoyed gorgeous sunshine every year since that nasty weekend in 1997. Previous performers include: The Chemical Brothers - Ian Brown - Pet Shop Boys - The Prodigy - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Sonic Youth - The Killers, Dizzie Rascal, PJ Harvey, Primus and The White Stripes to name but a few.