Few music magazines have a better grasp of what the public wants than Rockin' On, the influential periodical behind the annual summer Rock In Japan festival and its winter counterpart, Countdown Japan. The former, held at an attractive seaside park on the coast of Ibaraki Prefecture, consistently sells out in advance each year – despite (or maybe because of) the fact that the lineup has more repeat performers than any other summer music fest. Here's the complete lineup...
AA=, Applicat Spectra (NEW), Avengers in Sci-Fi, Back Number, The Band Apart, Capsule, Chara, Coldrain, Dustbox, Ryota Fujimaki, Good 4 Nothing, Motohiro Hata, Hemenway, Hige, Taro Kobayashi, Kreva, Kuroneko Chelsea, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, The Love Ningen, Maximum The Hormone, Merry, Nico Touches The Walls, Oreskaband, Overground Acoustic Underground, Plenty, Princess Princess, Rhymester, Rottengraffty, Scoobie Do, Straightener, Shikao Suga, 10-Feet, Totalfat, Tsuru, UL, Unison Square Garden, Weaver, Yuki
Mao Abe, Akai-Koen, Yuko Ando, Androp, The Bawdies, Bigmama, Chatmonchy, Cinema Staff, Dendai, Elephant Kashimashi, Flower Companyz, Fujifabric, Glory Hill, Halcali, The Hiatus, Hilcrhyme, J, Killing Boy, Kaela Kimura, Kinniku Shojo Tai, Miwa, Monobright, Mo'some Tonebender, Mowmow Lulu Gyaban, Mucc, Mudy on the Sakuban, Yuji Nakada, 9mm Parabellum Bullet, Okamoto's, Orange Range, Penpals, Perfume, Plastic Tree, Quruli, The Salovers, Suneohair, Triceratops, Mao Uchu, Zazen Boys
Acidman, Asparagus, Base Ball Bear, [Champagne], Comeback My Daughters, Creephyp, Does, Flip, Fozztone, Funky Monkey Babys, Hello Sleepwalkers, Hidaka Toru with Fed Music, Leo Ieri, Masufumi Isobe & Kazuya Hirabayashi, Ketsumeishi, Knotlamp, Last Alliance, Low IQ 01 & Master Low, Magokoro Brothers, Man With A Mission, Tortoise Matsumoto, Miyavi, Aya Mizobuchi, Akihiro Namba, Negoto, Northern19, Tamio Okuda, One OK Rock, Pay Money To My Pain, Polysics, Sambomaster, Shakalabbits, Shinku-Horou, Spitz, Yu Takahashi, The Telephones, White Ash, Your Song Is Good, Zainichi Funk