Summer Sonic is back for the 20th Anniversary and the names this year are better than ever. Featuring some of the biggest acts from around the world, the festival is held simultaneously in Chiba and Osaka, with acts switching days – so you won’t miss out, whichever you choose.
For Osaka, Friday’s headliners include The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radwimps, Babymetal, Rancid, Bring Me the Horizon, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Foals, 10-feet and Coin. On Saturday you can see The Chainsmokers, Zedd, a Disclosure DJ Set, Chvrches, Flume, Brockhampton, the Vamps and Alan Walker. Sunday rounds it off with Fall out Boy, The 1975, Rita Ora, Yuki, Two Door Cinema Club, Bananarama and an acoustic set from Snow Patrol.
Tickets are ¥13,800 for one day or ¥36,000 for three days with a single-day platinum option for ¥25,000. The event will be held at Maishima Sonic Park. Children aged under 12 can enter for free if accompanied by an adult, but a second child will require a ‘kid ticket’ which costs ¥3,500 and is available on the door.
Going to be in Tokyo instead? Check out our guide on how much to budget for Summer Sonic in the capital city.