Aug. 17, 2012
-- The Summer Sonic Festival is an annual two or three-days rock festival held at the same time in Osaka and Chiba. The majority of the bands playing in Osaka the first day go to Chiba the following day and vice versa.
This live stream is covering the Summer Sonic festival:
The line-up contains many Japanese rock musicians from both major and indie record companies, and also international acts. The venues for 2012 are Chiba Marine Stadium & Makuhari Messe.
Chiba Marine Stadium is a stadium in Chiba City, Japan. It opened in 1990 and holds 30,000 people. The official opening of the stadium was held on April 13, 1990, when popstar Madonna opened her Blond Ambition Tour at the venue. Unfortunately, the show was blighted by very heavy rain and high winds, which led to the concert being dramatically scaled-back. The Summer Sonic Festival is held in the stadium and the neighbouring Makuhari Messe every summer. Makuhari Messe is a Japanese convention center outside Tokyo, located in the Mihama-ku ward of Chiba city, in the northwest corner of Chiba prefecture. Designed by Fumihiko Maki, it is easily accessible by Tokyo's commuter rail system. Makuhari is the name of the area, and Messe is a German word meaning "trade fair".
2012 Summer Sonic lineup: Green Day, Franz Ferdinand, Lostprophets, the Vaccines, Rihanna, Jamiroquai, Pitbull, Kesha, Sigur Ros, New Order, Garbage, Cast, Nelly Furtado, Calvin Harris, Pennywise, Ashura and many more...