Fuji Rock lineup to go local amid continued coronavirus concerns

Japan Times -- Mar 27
Fuji Rock, the music festival known for being Japan’s premier showcase for overseas acts, is going completely local this year.

Festival organizers announced via its website Friday that the 2021 lineup will consist entirely of Japan-based artists. The roster is set to be announced next month.

The announcement said the event will be a “special Fuji Rock under special circumstances,” which means there will also be a reduced number of people allowed onto the festival grounds at Naeba Ski Resort, Niigata Prefecture, to avoid any congestion. It added that further limits and restrictions may be necessary.

Those who bought tickets for last year’s festival — which was postponed amid the spread of COVID-19 and set to be headlined by The Strokes, Tame Impala and Major Lazer — can use their tickets at this year’s edition, which will take place Aug. 20 through 22. New tickets will go on sale in April, with ticket refunds available for those who bought tickets last year and can no longer attend the event. Details on refunds will be announced at a later date.

- Japan Times