Not content with helping put on Hong Kong's biggest festival, Ticketflap have just announced they're now able to provide tickets for one of Japan's biggest musical events, the Fuji Rock Festival.
Famed for its picturesque locale on Mount Takenoko – home to the festival since 1999 despite being far away from the eponymous Fuji – and the often stellar lineup of bands, acquiring tickets for the event has in the past involved a convoluted process via Japanese websites and wonky Google translations. Now, with Ticketflap's intervention, it's so easy you can pay for a ticket with your Octopus card.
Taking place between Friday 22 and Sunday 24 July, this year's lineup features – deep breath – Beck, Sigur Rós, James Blake, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stereophonics, Biffy Clyro, Disclosure, Robert Glasper Experiment, Battles, The Cro-magnons, Babymetal and Explosions in the Sky, among many others.
Costing ¥43,000 (approximately $3,000) for the weekend, the tickets are significantly more expensive than Clockenflap's own, which at their most expensive will cost $1,940, but the event is considered something of a grail for festival fans due to the stacked lineups, cleanliness of the location, Woodstock vibe and the previous difficulty of acquiring a ticket. With that obstacle removed, though, Hongkongers can enjoy the music in the mountains and start planning their trip. Just remember, umbrellas are banned, so don't forget your poncho.