Countdown Japan 11/12

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Countdown Japan 11/12

The end-of-year counterpart to Rockin' On magazine's Rock in Japan festival offers most of the same bands in an indoor setting, complete with an all-night party on New Year's Eve itself. There'll be well over 100 acts playing across four stages over the course of the event, with a separate DJ area for those who'd rather be dancing. The lineup offers few surprises, though with everyone from Shugo Tokumaru to Sambomaster taking part, it's unlikely that many people will complain.

December 28:
Another Sunnday, Aobozu, Asparagus, Atom on Sphere, The Beatmotors, Bigmama, CN Blue, De De Mouse + Dependents, D'Erlanger, 80kidz, Fact, Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas, Fujifabric, Fumiya Fujii, Galileo Galilei, Good 4 Nothing, Inoran, Kaela Kimura, Kinniku Shojo Tai, Kinoco Hotel, Kishidan, Man With a Mission, Miyavi, Mongol800, Nico Touches the Walls, Noanowa, N'shukugawa Boys, Nubo, Okamoto's, Tamio Okuda, Puffy, Sakanafiction, Yu Takahashi, 10-Feet, Weaver

December 29:
Art-School, Asian Kung-Fu Generation, Back Number, Base Ball Bear, Chara, Chatmonchy, The Cro-Magnons, Denki Groove, Dr. Downer, Flower Companyz, Rie Fu, Good Morning America, Group_inou, Kreva, The Mirraz, Miwa, Aya Mizobuchi, Yuji Nakada, Nihon Madonna, Nobuyasu Okabayashi, Novels, Onso9line, Orange Range, Over The Dogs, Rhymester, Qwai, Seamo, Shakalabbits, Sukima Switch, Shugo Tokumaru, Triceratops, UL, Zazen Boys, Ziyoou-Vachi, Zunou Keisatsu

December 30:
Mao Abe, Acidman, A Flood of Circle, Avengers in Sci-Fi, Back Drop Bomb, The Band Apart, The Bawdies, Cinema Staff, Coldrain, Creephyp, Does, Eastern Youth, Flying Kids, Toru Hidaka, Kimonos, Shinobu Kubota, Lama, Lite, Low IQ 01 & Master Low, Magokoro Brothers, Maximum The Hormone, Masaaki Monden with CalmCalm, Mop of Head, Mudy on the Sakuban, 9mm Parabellum Bullet, Northern19, The Novembers, Overground Acoustic Underground, Pocketlife, Polysics, Sambomaster, Sister Jet, Sokabe Keiichi Band, Straightener, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

December 31:
Androp, Arukara, The Back Horn, B-Dash, Bonobos, Capsule, [Champagne], Dohatsuten, Dragon Ash, Dustbox, Egg Brain, Elephant Kashimashi, The 50 Kaitzenz, Group Tamashii, Halcali, The Hiatus, Hilcrhyme, Gen Hoshino, Jeepta, Jusyo Futei Mushoku, Lecca, The Love Ningen, Luki, Merry, Monobright, Mowmow Lulu Gyaban, Shoko Nakagawa, Reichi "Chabo" Nakaido, Nothing's Carved in Stone, Yasuyuki Okamura, Olde Worlde, One OK Rock, Owarikara, Plastic Tree, Plenty, The Rice Panic, Motoharu Sano & The Coyote Band, Sekai no Owari, Shinku Horou, Sleepy.ab, Smorgas, Soil & "Pimp" Sessions, Soul Flower Union, Special Others, Totalfat, Unison Square Garden, Urbangarde, White Ash, Kazuya Yoshii, Your Song is Good, Zainichi Funk