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Celebrating Art and Nature on Reclaimed Grounds: The Annual Island Festival

The Man-Made Marvel, The Tokyo Island Event Graces Reclaimed Land Once More

TOKYO, Jan 16 (News On Japan) -

The outdoor event "TOKYO ISLAND 2024" will be held from October 12th to 14th at the Mori-zukuri Area of Umi no Mori (Sea Forest) Park in Tokyo. "TOKYO ISLAND" is an event where participants can enjoy music, camping, BBQ, fireworks, and workshops in the heart of Tokyo.

This time, attendees will also have the option to set up tents and stay overnight in the camping area for free. Details on the performing artists and content will be announced periodically starting in March. The Umi no Mori Park Mori-zukuri Area is an island created from 12.3 million tons of waste accumulated from 1973 to 1987, and it is almost the same size as Tokyo Disneyland. The event is a part of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's Umi no Mori Club member business.

The event schedule for "TOKYO ISLAND 2024" is as follows: - October 12th (Saturday), 2024 at Umi no Mori Park Mori-zukuri Area, Tokyo - October 13th (Sunday), 2024 at Umi no Mori Park Mori-zukuri Area, Tokyo - October 14th (Monday, Holiday), 2024 at Umi no Mori Park Mori-zukuri Area, Tokyo

Jun Kano, the "captain" of "TOKYO ISLAND," commented on the announcement of the event: "First of all, I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to everyone affected by the Noto Peninsula earthquake that occurred on New Year's Day. I pray for the souls who lost their lives in this disaster and offer my deepest sympathies to the bereaved families. I know there are still many people facing immeasurable difficulties and uncertainties. I sincerely hope for the safety and security of the affected areas to be restored as soon as possible, and for a swift recovery.

The outdoor festival 'TOKYO ISLAND,' which will be held in the incredibly convenient yet lesser-known park 'Umi no Mori,' is a new music and camping festival. The third edition will take place over the three-day weekend of October 12th, 13th, and 14th, 2024, which is expected to be the best time weather-wise. The venue, the yet-to-be-developed park 'Umi no Mori,' will finally open to the public in the spring of 2025, about half a year after the event. The fourth event next year will be held at the newly completed park.

However, this year, we will first hold the third event in 2024, running alongside Umi no Mori as it makes its final sprint towards opening. We plan to offer a special occasion where, if you purchase a festival ticket, you can set up a tent and stay overnight in the camping area for free (subject to availability on a first-come-first-served basis). We want you to casually experience this vast festival space filled with convenience and nature. Won't you join us?

This festival has dreams. That's what festivals are about, right? No one wants to go to or perform at a festival without dreams. But TOKYO ISLAND is not just about having dreams; it's about being made of dreams.

- Holding a large-scale festival on a vacant lot before the park opens. - Creating a place where families and friends can casually experience music and the outdoors. - Gathering together to enjoy music and camping. - Enjoying bonfires, fireworks, and the night sky just a 10-minute drive from Odaiba. - Hosting a large-scale festival at a park with a panoramic view of the entire city from Tokyo Bay. - Transforming a yet-to-be-completed, large park into a new sacred place for music through the festival. - And giving birth to new music fans, outdoor enthusiasts, and budding musicians.

TOKYO ISLAND is being held in pursuit of such dreams and will continue to evolve. We seriously want to continue being a festival that only holds and chases dreams. Like our sibling festival VIVA LA ROCK, TOKYO ISLAND allows elementary school children to participate for free. This is because we hope that families and children can join easily, fostering future music fans and musicians. We want this festival to be a place where you can casually experience music, the boundary between the ordinary and the extraordinary, in a convenient location. We sincerely hope you will join us and share this dream.

From around March, we will announce specific artists, content information, and start ticket sales. "TOKYO ISLAND 2024," the latest outdoor festival where you can fully experience music and nature in Tokyo.

Source: Natalie


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