VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT Confirmed, Tickets Now On-Sale!

There's a Visual-Kei festival being organized in Japan - and everyone around the world is invited to attend!

Entitled VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016, Rakuten powers this 3-day celebration of the visual culture from October 14th - 16th. The festival will be held at Japan's largest convention center, Makuhari Messe, and will not only showcase all things Visual-Kei, but will have a 3-day concert with the most legendary bands to boot! Some tickets have sold out, but sales will be open for overseas fans as well, so buy them while supplies last!

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 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.

ARTISTS ANNOUNCED: More will be announced periodically

  • LUNA SEA (Performance date: 10/14,16)
  • X JAPAN (Performance date: 10/14,15,16)
  • GLAY (Performance date: 10/14,15)
  • hide with Spread Beaver (Performance date: 10/15)
  • Golden Bomber (Performance date: 10/16)

VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 Powered by Rakuten

WHEN: October 14th (Fri), 15th (Sat), and 16th (Sun), 2016

WHERE: Makuhari Messe Hall halls 9-11

DOORS/START/END: 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.

ENQUIRIES: VISUAL JAPAN SUMMIT 2016 Executive Committee's office (Rakuten management) (+81)-(0)3- 6695-0497

OHP: Japanese English

・Rakuten ticket pre-sales August 10th (Wed) 12:00 to 15th (Mon) 23:00 [ENDED]
・PlayGuide pre-sales August 16th (Tue) 10:00 to 22nd (Mon) 23:00 [ONGOING]

・Rakuten Ticket・Family Mart pre-sales August 23rd (Tue) 10:00 to 29th (Mon) 23:00
・Regular sales date September 3rd (Sat) 10:00

・One day ticket (all standing) - 14,000 yen (incl. tax)
・Three day ticket (all standing) - 39,000 yen (incl. tax)
・VIP ticket (one day ticket / all seats reserved /includes a special take home director's - 60,000 yen (incl. tax)

For inquiries regarding tickets, please call Rakuten ticket customer support at 050-5817- 9070 (weekdays 10:00-17:00)

Source: Otakon PR via E-mail, RESONANCE Media PR via E-mail
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