Fuji Rock Festival, 2011

Fuji Rock Festival, 2011

Celebrating its 15th summer this year, the country's most recognised music festival is surely one of the best in Asia, if not the world, and this year's line-up is already looking rather promising. Expect to see plenty of familiar faces, including Coldplay, The Chemical Brothers, Asian Dub Foundation, Mogwai and G. Love & Special Sauce (honestly, we've lost count of how many times these guys have performed). If you're the nostalgic type, you can get your fill with everyone from Yellow Magic Orchestra to Sisters of Mercy to Buddy Guy (yes, that Buddy Guy), while discerning hipsters can look forward to appearances by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Warpaint and Best Coast. This being Fuji, there's a welter of styles and genres on offer, be it world music (Tinariwen, Amadou & Mariam), jam bands (Dark Star Orchestra, Dachambo), electronica (Four Tet, Digitalism) or top-flight Japanese guitar bands (Eastern Youth, Mo'some Tonebender).

Here's the full line-up, as of June 16...

Friday 29:
African Head Charge, Amadou & Mariam, Arctic Monkeys, Belakiss, Big Audio Dynamite, The Birthday, Coldplay, CSS, Dad Mom God, Damage, Deerhoof, Darren Emerson, Four Tet, DJ Hell, Jamie XX, Jimmy Eat World, Kaiser Chiefs, Kegawa no Maries, Little Tempo, Manu Chao, The Middle East, Sam Moore, Natsumen, The New Mastersounds, Noah and the Whale, DJ Nobu, Ohashi Trio, 8otto, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Lee Scratch Perry with Mad Professor, Protoculture, Gruff Rhys, Sakerock, SBTRKT, Ron Sexsmith, Sherbets, The Sisters of Mercy, Soul Flower Union, Sunny Day Service, System 7, Taku Takahashi, The Vaccines, Washed Out, Widespread Panic

Saturday 30:
Steve Aoki, Arakajime Kimerareta Koibitotachi e, Asian Dub Foundation, Battles, Best Coast, Clammbon, Congotronics vs Rockers, Date Course Pentagon Royal Garden, Digitalism, 80kidz, Faces, Fountains of Wayne, Funeral Party, G. Love & Special Sauce, The Get Up Kids, Hanaregumi, Hanggai, The Hiatus, James Holden, Incubus, Takkyu Ishino, Kimonos, Little Creatures, Lonesome Strings and Mari Nakamura, Mate Power, Medi, The Naked and Famous, Obrint Pas, Nobuyasu Okabayashi, Okamoto's, Ra Ra Riot, Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos, Shonen Knife, Patrick Stump, 10-Feet, Tensnake, Todd Rundgren, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Widespread Panic, Wu Lyf

Sunday 31:
Apollo 18, Atari Teenage Riot, Beach House, The Black Angels, British Sea Power, Buddy Guy, Cake, The Chemical Brothers, Cornershop, Dachambo, Dark Star Orchestra, Eastern Youth, Envy, Feeder, Fuji Blues Project, Glasvegas, Goma & The Jungle Rhythm Section, Humbert Humbert, Tokiko Kato, The Kills, Masamatix, Mo'some Tonebender, Mogwai, The Music, Nabowa, Kenichi Nagira & Own Risk, No Age, DJ Nu-Mark, Oh Sunshine, Quruli, Ringo Deathstarr, Kazuyoshi Saito, Shugo Tokumaru, Sion, Soil & "Pimp" Sessions, Tinariwen, Towa Tei, Warpaint, Wilco, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Your Song is Good

Note: The Avett Brothers, Queens of the Stone Age and Tangerine Dream have cancelled

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