Summer Sonic (Tokyo)

Multiple venues, multiple stages, featuring rock music mega talents and rising stars.



Summer Sonic is a three-day event held each year in August simultaneously in Chiba and Osaka. A rock ‘n’ roll tradition since 2000, this festival features some of the biggest names in music.

Don’t Miss

  • Being front-row to the world’s most famous artists and musicians
  • Dancing at the all-night rave, Hostess Club — All-Nighter

See some of the world’s top acts

Major artists from all over the world play the event every year. The stage has been graced by the likes of Radiohead, the Foo Fighters, Metallica, Guns N Roses, Cheap Trick, Coldplay, and Beyoncé. Rock ‘n’ roll legends that have played Summer Sonic include Queen, Robert Plant, John Fogerty, the Doors, Siouxie and the Banshees and the Beastie Boys.

Discover some new talent

Indie bands from Japan and all over the world are also featured. Summer Sonic has a main stage as well as several small stages set up around the festival grounds. With all these venues, you’ll have to depend on your ears to figure out where to go.