This year will mark Earth Celebration’s 36th anniversary, and festivalgoers will be spoiled for choice with a myriad of activities and performances planned to take place from August 18 to 20, 2023. Over the years, people from far and wide have indeed taken notice of Sado Island and its culture, and the festival has touched hearts and inspired admiration. This year’s Harbor Concerts promise to be exciting and diverse.

Earth Celebration is the perfect focal point for a multi-day trip to Sado Island. The festivities are spread across three areas, each sure to be bustling with activity. Be sure to consult the Earth Celebration schedule to work out where and when your must-experience events are taking place.

Location: Around Sado city, Niigata Prefecture.

Getting Tickets

As with any music festival in Japan, booking tickets and transportation ahead of time is key. Earth Celebration has three classes of tickets for Harbor Concerts: A, S and SS.

Three-day passes have already sold out, but there are still plenty of one-day tickets for concerts, ranging in price from ¥4,500 to ¥8,000.

Tickets are on sale until August 16 or until they sell out, and can be purchased online. Attendees should note that concerts will proceed rain or shine.

Certain events held on Sado Island during the festival period are free to enter, however, additional fees may be required in some cases.