The Legend of Visual-Kei begins here once again “VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 Powered by Rakuten” is officially confirmed!
Throwing down the gauntlet to the crowded festival scene
The Legend of Visual-Kei begins here once again
“VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 Powered by Rakuten” is officially confirmed!
Visual-kei bands from across Japan to gather at Makuhari!
3 Days, October 14th to 16th at Makuhari Messe
For three days spanning the 14th (Fri), 15th (Sat), and 16th (Sun) of October, Japan’s largest convention center Makuhari Messe will be decked out in Visual-Kei.
Japanese Visual-Kei rock music has captured the hearts of rock fans worldwide.
Amidst the glut of festivals across the country comes the announcement of an enormous event to top them all: VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 Powered by Rakuten.
The first artists to be announced are X JAPAN, LUNA SEA, GLAY, hide with Spread Beaver, and Golden Bomber. Dozens more will be announced soon.
It’s been nearly thirty years since the birth of Visual-Kei in Japan, and the event will be Japan’s biggest-ever Visual-Kei festival, bringing together bands from across the country for an estimated audience of 100,000 people.
X JAPAN, who have been on hiatus since the sudden hospitalization of their guitarist PATA, will make a full return at the festival. The festival will also incorporate a revival 24 years later of Extasy Summit, the legendary event that began in 1988, and was last held in 1992 at the Osaka Castle Hall and Nippon Budokan. And plans are being made for live viewing abroad, with details to be announced later.
Announced artists ※ More will be announced periodically
X JAPAN (Performance date: 10/14,15,16)
GLAY (Performance date: 10/14,15)
LUNA SEA (Performance date: 10/14,16)
hide with Spread Beaver (Performance date: 10/15)
Golden Bomber (Performance date: 10/16)
VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 Powered by Rakuten
October 14th (Fri), 15th (Sat), and 16th (Sun), 2016
Makuhari Messe Hall halls 9-11
Doors 8:00AM / Begin 9:00AM / End 10:00PM (times subject to change) ※ On 10/16 (Sun), performances are currently planned to end at 9:00PM.
X JAPAN, LUNA SEA, GLAY, hide with Spread Beaver, Golden Bomber, many more bands to be announced
VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 Executive Committee
Organized by: Rakuten VISUAL JAPAN LLC, Udo Artists. inc.
Produced in collaboration with: Rakuten management
Enquiries: VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 Executive Committee’s office
Rakuten management: (+81)-(0)3-6695-0497
Official website: http://visual-japan.com/en/
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