2014 Okinawan Events

2014 Okinawan Events

by Tetsuo Nakahara
Stripes Okinawa

What a wonderful world!! 14
Okinawa’s popular punk band Mongol 800 organize a big rock festival in breezy seaside of Yomitan resort. Two days of variety music of Japanese rock, ska, reggare, heavy metal and punk from popular bands like EGO-WRAPPIN’, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Mighty Crown and many more.
Date: Oct. 4 (Sat) and 5 (Sun)
Place: Yomitan Resort
A day ticket: 7,800 yen ($78), Two-day ticket: 15,000 yen, Camp site ticket: 4,000 yen
Website: www.www800.asia/2014/category/news/

Zanpa Jam 2014
An artist Yohei Miyake organize an organic music festival as “Last summer dance”. Various musicians will get together and perform JAM session including Dachambo, Keyco, RAS TAKASHI and many more.
Date: Nov. 8 (Sat) and 9 (Sun)
Place: Zanpa Misaki, Yomitanson
A day ticket: 6,000 yen (5,000 yen in advance), Two-day ticket: 7,500 yen (6,500 yen in advance)
Website: zanpajam.org/

Festivals to look for in 2015

Okinawa International Asia Music Festival
Okinawa International Asia Music Festival, known as musix, is an urban-style event where not only artists and music lovers from all over Japan but also various places in Asia gather in celebration of music for three days.
Date: February
URL: musix-okinawa.com/en

Hatoma Island Music Festival
An annual music festival, more than 1,000 people get together in a small island of about 70 people started in 1997.
Date: May

Peaceful Love Rock Festival
Peaceful love Rock Festival is the biggest Rock Festival in Okinawa. The festival is held with different genres, generations, and countries.
Date: Mid July (two days)
URL: peaceful-love-rock.com

Miyako Island Rock Festival
Miyako Island is a beautiful remote island of Okinawa which takes about 50 mins by plane. This one-day music festival has many of Okinawa’s top artists as well as artists from main land Japan.
Date: June
URL: www.mirf.jp/top.html

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