A Wild Night of Loud Noises

Buck-Tick have announced that they will be performing at the Kishidan Banpaku ("Kishidan World's Fair"), a summer outdoor music festival organized by their good friends in the band Kishidan.  The subtitle of the festival could be loosely translated as "Wild Night Loud Noise Forum." The festival will take place in Sodegaura, Chiba Prefecture, on Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th.  Buck-Tick will be performing on the 14th. , alongside Hy, Sendai Kamotsu, Man With A Mission, warm-up act Scandal, and some girls idol group I've never heard of that has like 27 members.  Bands performing on September 15th include SharanQ, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Maximum the Hormone, and not one but THREE idol groups: warm-up act Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku ("Private Ebisu Jr. High")...i.e. a zillion hyperactive girls in school uniforms, Choushinsei ("Ultra New Star"), who appear to be a run-of-the-mill five-member boyband, and Momoiro Clover Z, an idol group famous enough that regretfully, even I have actually heard of them.  Naturally, this being Kishidan's festival, Kishidan will be headlining both days.

A two-day pass costs 19000 yen, and one-day passes are each 10000 yen.  This is more expensive than Buck-Tick's festival, in case you wondered...the one-day passes to Buck-Tick's festival were only 8919 yen, which reads "bakuchiku" in Japanese number-speak.    I guess you get off easy when you don't have to pay an entire school-full of girls to dance like energetic robots.  Now raise your hands if you, like me, wish that Buck-Tick, Skapara, and Maximum the Hormone were all on the same day.

More acts will be announced soon.  Also, this festival is operating on an earlier time schedule than Buck-Tick's festival.  It opens at 9AM and the performances start at 11:30AM.  Everything is scheduled to finish up before 8PM both days.

The timetable has not yet been announced.

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