2/26 Festival Roundup: Tokyo Rocks 2013 Lineup, Taste of Sonar in Osaka

Tokyo Rocks 2013 Lineup

The bands have been announced for a bit now, but the lineup has been revealed for this year’s resurrection of the Tokyo Rocks Festival.  The event will take place May 11-12 at Tokyo’s Ajinomoto Stadium.  The days have been arranged as follows:

Blur (headliner)
Primal Scream
Carl Barat (Libertines)
Man With a Mission
Back Number

My Bloody Valentine (headliner)
The Brian Jonestown Massacre

DJ Lineup
Tom Meighan (Kasabian), Alan McGee, Simon Taylor (TOMATO), This Feeling, Mark Beaumont

With the event a little less than 3 months away this lineup is subject to some change, but it looks pretty good so far!

“A Taste of Sonar” comes to Osaka

The Japan edition of Sonar Sound will be taking place in Tokyo, but this year, folks further west will be given a treat as an abridged version of the concert will be flanking the Tokyo weekend festivities.  The main event will be taking place on the weekend of April 6-7, with the first night of “A Taste of Sonar” set to take place at Universe on the 5th.  The second leg will be at Umeda Club Quattro on Monday the 8th.  The “Taste of Sonar” event had only previously occurred in London, so it’s a pretty nice treat for electronic music fans in Japan.  The ticket price for the first night has yet to be determined, but for the second night the advanced ticket price has been set at 5,800 yen.  Here are the preliminary lineups for each night:

4/5 Fri @Universe (open: 18:00)
Nicolar Jaar
Sherwood & Pinch
…and more

4/8 Mon @Umeda Club Quattro (open: 18:00)
Karl Hyde
…and more