Sonic Mania & Summer Sonic
One of the “Big Two” festivals along with Fuji Rock Festival, this citybound two-day musical menagerie that takes place in two cities has a prelude that’s almost as big as the main event. Sonic Mania hosts heavyweights Nine Inch Nails, My Bloody Valentine, as well as shooting star DJ Marshmello on the Friday before the main event begins. Both Osaka and Chiba will see Beck, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, and Shawn Mendes on stage.
When: Sonic Mania, Aug 17 (Chiba only) & Summer Sonic, Aug 18-19 (Osaka and Chiba)
Where: Makuhari Messe, Chiba & Maishima Sonick Park, Osaka