What this archetypal city-based music festival lacks in setting, it makes up in convenience. While other festivals boast views of rolling hills or stunning lakes, Summer Sonic has easy access from the city and an abundance of clean toilets, and – along with a cracking line-up – sometimes that’s all you need.
There are multiple stages at this two-day weekend festival. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Beck are the headliners this year, along with a host of current hit makers and indie darlings such as Marian Hill, Billie Eilish, Portugal The Man, St Vincent and more.
Japanese act to watch: DYGL – an up-and-coming quartet known for their stripped-down rock sound.
|Venue name:||Makuhari Messe||Contact:|
2-1 Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi
|Transport:||Kaihin-Makuhari Station (Keiyo line), south exit|
|Price:||One-day ticket ¥16,000, two-day pass ¥29,000|