Long one of Japan’s better dance festivals, this big-time outdoor bash will once again see a great many fans make the pilgrimage to the mountainside Kodama no Mori campsite in Nagano Prefecture. Taico Club is within relatively easy striking distance from Tokyo, albeit more convenient by car than public transport. The full lineup is out now, and we have no qualms about the quality: legendary abstract electronic duo Autechre will be making a rare appearance, while innovative jazz pianist and producer Robert Glasper will be bringing his Experiment to the stage as well. Chicago's 'dark electronics' visionary, Telefon Tel Aviv survivor and occasional Nine Inch Nails member Josh Eustis will be showing off his solo project, Sons of Magdalene, while the Japanese flag will be flown by the likes of techno godfather Takkyu Ishino, veteran producer Takeshi Kubota and ska sixtet Your Song Is Good. The full lineup is below and tickets are available now.
Autechre, Robert Glasper Experiment, Sons of Magdalene, Cero, Marcel Dettmann, Monolake, Rekishi, Cro-Magnon, Ego-Wrappin', Takeshi Kubota, Nosaj Thing + Daito Manabe, Svreca x Pedro Maia x Yuriko Shimamura, Clark, Radio Slave, Sugar's Campaign, Takkyu Ishino, Your Song is Good, Clammbon, Electric Indigo, Humbert Humbert, The Kite String Tangle.