Guru Guru Mawaru 2011

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Guru Guru Mawaru 2011

The name literally translates as 'going round and round', and there was a lot of that involved at last year's Guru Guru Mawaru. The indie/art festival is held at Saitama Stadium 2002 – Japan's largest football stadium – but rather than risk scuffing up the pitch, it worms its way into the venue's numerous nooks and crannies. There were a total of 17 stages at last year's event, each with a different curator, and the music varied from the bombastic spectacle of Shibusashirazu Orchestra to improvised noise, dubstep DJs, acoustic indie and conducted Beatles singalongs where the audience were encouraged to play instruments too.

This year's is looking just as eclectic. Here's a taster for the lineup so far: Sokabe Keiichi Band, Hideki Kaji, Hoff Dylan, Odotte Bakari no Kuni, Saida Kaseki, The Love Ningen, Overrocket, Eccy, Kochitola Haguretic Emcee's x Kinjo no Member, 9dw, Fragment, The Aprils, Wack Wack Rhythm Band, BiS, Bubble-B feat. Enjo-G and more