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 (the presence of Scott & Rivers – Scott Murphy and Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo's Japanese-language duo – being a lone exception), but that never stops it from selling out well in advance.
Asian Kung-Fu Generation, Avengers in Sci-Fi, The Beatmoss, Bigmama, Buck-Tick, The Cabs, [Champagne], Creephyp, Czecho no Republic, Dendai, The 50 Kaitenz, Halcali, Hello Sleepwalkers, Hige, Gen Hoshino, HY, Leo Ieiri, Ai Iwasaki, Kaela Kimura, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Locofrank, Man with a Mission, Merry, Miwa, Mongol800, Monobright, 9mm Parabellum Bullet, N'shukugawa Boys, Perfume, The Telephones, Weaver
Acidman, B-Dash, Crossfaith, Dead End, Dustbox, The Flickers, Flower Companyz, Fujifabric, Galileo Galilei, Good 4 Nothing, Hermann H. & The Pacemakers, Hey-Smith, Toru Hidaka, Hinto, Kai Band, Kreva, Maximum The Hormone, Tomoyuki Nagasawa, Nico Touches The Walls, Nihon Madonna, Nothing's Carved in Stone, Plenty, Sakanaction, Seamo, Shakalabbits, Yu Takahashi, Triceratops, UL, Masayoshi Yamazaki, Zazen Boys, Zigzo
Mao Abe, Androp, Capsule, Chatmonchy, The Cro-Magnons, Frontier Backyard, Glory Hill, Going Underground, Group Tamashii, Kishidan, Ryujin Kiyoshi, Low IQ 01 & Master Low, Meaning, Mowmow Lulu Gyaban, Negoto, Ogre You Asshole, Orange Range, Pes, Rabbit, Rhymester, Rottengraffty, Motoharu Sano & The Coyote Band, Sekken, Shikao Suga, Sokabe Keiichi Band, 10-Feet, Tokyo Karankoron, Totalfat, Triplane, Mao Uchu, White Ash
Art School, Arukara, Back Number, The Band Apart, Base Ball Bear, The Bawdies, The Bohemians, Bonnie Pink, Bonobos, Byee The Round, The Day, Does, The Dresscodes, Flip, Ryota Fujimaki, Group_inou, Haku, The Hiatus, Koji Kikkawa, Kinoko Teikoku, Taro Kobayashi, Yasuha Kominami, Last Alliance, Lecca, The Mirraz, Daichi Miura, Aya Mizobuchi, Yuji Nakada, Shoko Nakagawa, Okamoto's, Onso9line, OverTheDogs, People in the Box, Polysics, Quruli, Samezami, Sasaki Hendrix, Sayonara Mata Kondo Ne, Yoh Shibusawa, Shinku-Horou, Scott & Rivers, Te, Unison Square Garden, Wasureranneyo, Ziyoou-Vachi