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    Still better than Summer Sonic though, right?
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    Yeah, I was not expecting that. The timing of the announcement I mean, not Arcade Fire themselves, which I always realized was a possibility.

    I wonder if they hurriedly booked Arcade Fire as...
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    Really, really excited to see these guys. Their first album was one of my favorite releases of whatever year it came out on.

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    Outkast/Damon Albarn/Black Keys seems to be getting the most votes here as far as headliners go. Are there strong indications that those three acts are doing SITG? If that's true, then the Black Keys...
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    Kanye West seems to be quite the jerk. Though I guess he's better than the Killers, who waited until I think like June to cancel their appearance. But then again, the Killers weren't a headlining...
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    Slowdive was the only band I was initially excited about from this batch, but now that I've consulted with YouTube, Barbarella's Bang Bang and White Lung both seem pretty rad. I'm putting them on my...
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    Slowdive!
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    This is the current top-selling single in Japan.

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    I was about to say that Outkast are only billed under Kanye and Jack Johnson because the acts are all listed alphabetically within their tiers…until I realized that they aren't.

    I suppose the...
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    Damon Albarn / Outkast / Lorde / 佐野元春 / ウルフルズ / ザ・クロマニヨンズ /
    TOKYO SKA PARADISE ORCHESTRA / Foster The People
    The Heartbreaks / Ásgeir / The Pains of Being Pure at Heart) / Jake Shimabukuro
    Jungle...
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    Babymetal played Summer Sonic last year so maybe…nah.

    Jack Johnson is confirmed for Sunday, while Basement Jaxx and John Butler Trio will be playing on Friday. This really won't mean a whole lot...
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    I guess I'm the only one here who prefers this lineup. But then again, I've been wanting to see the Waterboys for a long time, and this would probably be a meh lineup for me too if not for them.
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2014

    The first batch has been released.

    KANYE WEST
    JACK JOHNSON

    FRANZ FERDINAND
    BASEMENT JAXX
    MANIC STREET PREACHERS

    THE BLOODY BEETROOTS LIVE
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    I'm about 99.8% convinced that this lineup is legit. But you have to promise not to make fun of me for saying that if it's fake.

    It's interesting to note that Franz Ferdinand has been demoted....
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    Of all the possible sources of the lineup leak, I didn't think it would be pollstar.

    In case it gets deleted:
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    Okay, I just looked at last year's thread where that was posted, and it seems I played the part of the doubting Thomas that was proven wrong. So my official stance on this right now is I DON'T KNOW....
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    Shit, you're right. And them playing California on July 30 dovetails very nicely with Fuji Rock/Splendour (or that Korean festival). I still maintain that the lineup is fake, as it seems a little too...
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    Fake lineup season has arrived:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bg3r5aECcAAwaTy.jpg

    For what it's worth, Arcade Fire are playing Italy on July 24, and Dublin on July 29, so I would probably bet...
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    I believe Mogwai have headlined the White Stage before, so I can easily see them repeating that. I can't recall who they conflicted with the last time they played Fuji, but they did conflict with...
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    You and me both. I found out about them through their being on the shortlist for the Polaris Prize though, so I don't know how much buzz has been generated over here. The number of google hits I got...
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    Since we're on the topic of bands that aren't playing Fuji, Kraftwerk have been confirmed for Sonic Mania so they're probably out.

    I realized after my previous post that the price hike is probably...
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    So, price hike.

    Because, you know, tickets weren't expensive enough before.
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    From that list I'd like to see the Naked and Famous, Four Tet, Broken Bells, and Dinosaur Jr. since I missed their previous Fuji outings. I caught Warpaint's Red Marquee set in 2011 (I think) - they...
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    I think the exchange rate is a little bit more favorable for people traveling to Japan these days (although maybe not so favorable for organizers of Japanese music festivals who have to pay artists...
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    Yep, it's July 25 through 27.

    http://www.fujirockfestival.com

    It was announced on the main website on January 1 as usual. I suppose they haven't bothered updating their English website, which...
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    Best Friday act
    Friday was actually kind of bottom-heavy for me, in that I got to see a lot of quality acts, but not a whole lot that blew me away. Of Monsters And Men came really close though.
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    Exactly a week ago I was getting amped up for Of Monsters And Men, due to begin in several minutes. Sad to think that it's over. Fifty-one more week until the next edition:

    Anyway, fill-in survey...
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    I'm not sure if it's even possible to have an informed opinion on what the weather would be like at Fuji in any given year - I've found weather forecasts to be wildly unreliable. I'm just going to...
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    I like Lotus but they come to Japan fairly frequently, so I have no qualms about missing them this time around.



    I guess it would be nice to have access, but I don't think it's worth 3,000 JPY....
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    I think the Dragondola ends at like 5PM, so probably not :)

    I know that a lot of people hate them, but I actually like Mumford & Sons and am genuinely looking forward to their set. Thankfully, I...
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    So this is what my schedule looks like right now. Not sure how many of these I'll actually get to see. I'm giving MBV and Local Natives a miss on account of the fact that I've seen both bands before...
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    Wait, are you trying to tell me that you're choosing YLT over this?! Unthinkable.

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    You just summed up what Fuji Rock is all about. To be honest, I'm not sure if I'll make it to...
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    I saw Wilko Johnson last year at Asagiri Jam. I figured it would be the last time I get to see him before he dies on us all, so it's good to know that he's well enough to play Fuji again. I might see...
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    I actually found meals in the 700-JPY range to be more common, though maybe that's just the result of me spending more money than I should on food.

    Summer Sonic is almost completely sold out, but...
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    gweilo - Here's a few that I think are worth checking out, although whether I see them or not largely depends on who they conflict with.

    Lite
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    Tavito Nanao
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    Shugo...
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    Sunday morning at the Gypsy Avalon!
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    So I was doing a little research on some of the acts that are playing the smaller stages, and came across this:

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    Seriously, don't ask.
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    You have to realize that where you live and how often you get to see a certain act can vastly influence your anticipation level. With Cat Power, we're talking about someone who has come to Japan...
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    I am seeing Cat Power at all cost.

    kamikaze - I think some of those Field of Heaven headliners have been known to play three hours every now and then, though I don't know if it's ever happened...
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    Ooh, I forgot about DJ Shadow. I'm penciling him in, although I'm not sure if I'll be able to stay up that late TBH. And I also forgot that I meant to see Foals, since I ended up literally sleeping...
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    I hope you don't mind going to the Field of Heaven first thing in the morning! (Which I actually do every year.)

    Anyway, so yeah, they announced the stage splits last night. A couple of thoughts:...
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    MBV was an unexpected windfall anyway. If Tokyo Rocks hadn't been cancelled, they probably wouldn't have played Fuji. So with them being such a sudden addition, it might make sense for them to be...
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    Not going to lie - I was a little bummed. It would've been held this weekend, in fact. However, this didn't stop me from finding amusement in how the organizer became such a figure of ridicule over...
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    You'll need separate parking tickets. I expect all the good parking spots are long gone by now...

    Oh, and you know that festival in tokyo I mentioned that was supposed to have MBV, Blur etc.? It...
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    My guess for the Red headliners is Rocket From the Crypt on Saturday, and Tahiti 80 or Yo La Tengo on Sunday. I'm not really sure about Friday - Flying Lotus or DJ Shadow perhaps? Or someone who has...
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    Oh, and remember when I was so cocksure that Alabama Shakes would play Fuji that I offered to bet whatever amount of money that they'd make an appearance? I'm glad no one took me up on that bet...
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2013

    New additions:

    Morio Agata
    Char
    Local Natives
    Peppertones
    Baiana System
    Skinny Lister
    Steruss
    Shugo Tokumaru
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    Re: Fuji Rock Festival 2013

    Some more additions:

    Karl Hyde
    Asai Kenichi & Bad Teacher Kill Club
    Boys Noize
    Darkstar
    David Murray Big Band featuring Macy Gray
    Doberman
    Dohatsuten
    The Gaslamp Killer
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    I'm wondering the same thing. Skrillex --> Nine Inch Nails and xx --> Cure kind of makes sense, but Jurassic 5 --> Bjork seems plain weird. But then again, if those bands were White headliners, that...
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    Aimee Mann is actually at the top of my list right now. I'm a huge, huge fan. And if you enjoyed Manu Chao's set in 2011, there's a good chance you'll like Fermin Muguruza too.

    Tower of Power has...
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