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    Not to mention Ash who just seem like another lazy/desperate signing, 15 years ago I might've been interested...
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    I guess the new t-shirt is OK if you're into Star Wars. That's about all I can muster...
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    Definitely agree with this. And to be fair to Smash the festival circuit seems to be getting even more crowded and competitive so booking the acts you really want must becoming a bigger challenge and...
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    Ha, I certainly wasn't trying to guilt you guys into being positive, after all isn't bitchiness and negativity what this forum is all about?! I guess I was just starting to regret making this year...
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    Man, that's a bummer to hear. I guess I'm lucky in that I've only been once before and that was 3 years ago so I've still got plenty to experience beyond the 3 main stages. In fact we only ventured...
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    Yup, I'd built myself up for a big lineup announcement today. Not only has it been two weeks since the last one but that was pretty lacklustre so has been a while since there's been anything to get...
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    So Ansan Valley Fest in South Korea have announced The Chemical Brothers as their 3rd headliner (Saturday), their only other international additions have already been announced for Fuji so nothing to...
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    Sounds great, I'll be there this year!
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    I guess I was thinking of them as comedy as whenever they come down here it is usually as part of a comedy festival, maybe we just like laughing at people hurting themselves! I've seen them on TV a...
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    You wouldn't miss the main acts as I think the bigger stages finish (midnight-ish) before the shuttles do but some things (especially electronic acts) go on until ~5am? To be honest I'm normally...
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    Hey ods.. If you trawl through this forum there should hopefully be some good info for the first timer. But basically your biggest issue at the moment is if you don't want to camp (this isn't a flat,...
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    Fully agree gweilo, I keep waiting for a solid announcement but we keep getting these minor ones... And Taiwanese acoustic black metal, huh?

    Looking at the updated poster Friday is looking a bit...
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    Another lineup update but mainly local bands. Apart from Jim O'Rourke (who apparently now lives in Tokyo so I guess is a local) the only other act I've heard of is the Tokyo Shock Boys! Bit of an out...
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    Splendour lineup has been released and looks like last week's leak was real. On the other hand that 'Florence is playing Fuji' story wasn't as she's playing the Saturday night so unlikely to be added...
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    Chris Martin instead of Jarvis Cocker? Yeah, I would've been buckled over in agony too!

    To be honest I'll probably watch a bit of Noel as at least he doesn't take himself too seriously. I guess my...
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    It looks like Splendour might've leaked some of their line up. If true then a kick in the bollocks that they got Blur while we got Noel.
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    Come on gweilo, don't give up on life just yet! I'll see you at the Red Marquee...

    Friday still looks a bit light on (16 acts compared to 22 for the other days) so I guess we can expect that to be...
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    Not sure why it isn't mentioned there but Calexico are playing the Newport Folk Fest the same weekend so I'd already crossed them off my list.
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    Haven't seen Death Cab for a while so would be happy to see them announced, although their new album isn't getting great reviews and one of the main members has left so their new live show might be...
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    This Splendour rumours article is saying that Florence and the Machine are playing Fuji but not sure where they got that info. Not really bothered either way but if true then means one less spot on...
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    Hmm, I was really hoping you were correct Blue Stapler. Not my thing but really didn't think Fuji would pick a celebrity EDM DJ...

    Again a real lack of international acts so maybe they've blown...
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    I think I'll be checking out LITE too, considering I don't have a lot of interest in the 3 headliners and so far the undercard isn't packed for me then I don't think I'll have many conflicts! I...
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    Here's another festival lineup on the same weekend as Fuji so I guess these bands can be discounted. Not sure there would've been much crossover but I've always been keen to see Built to Spill so was...
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    Having a look at Noel's tour dates he's playing a bunch of shows in Japan next month so I don't think adding him is going to sell many tickets, makes him even more of a lackluster headliner.
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    Oh dear, that's fairly uninspiring! I wonder if that means Johnny Marr also plays that day and makes a guest appearance as he plays on Noel's new album and they seem to join each other onstage fairly...
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    Hey hachi08, welcome to the thread!

    Modest Mouse was previously announced on the lineup for a new Canadian fest on the same weekend as Fuji so I don't think we'll be seeing them.
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    Yes!! Not overly familiar with the rest but Flume is fairly popular over here and seems to be on loads of lineups.
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    Thanks for the info gweilo, I'll pass on it on so hopefully they can find somewhere if they decide to buy tickets.
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    Blue Stapler, you might be interested in this. Not cheap but a really well put together reissue that I think is worth the money. The The is a band I'd love to see play but I've given up hoping it...
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    Whoa, stoked about Ride but not sure what to think about Motorhead but I think I'm excited to see Lemmy show the kids a thing or two about rock! So are either of these two being labeled as the third...
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    Ah, didn't realise they were so popular in Japan. I read an article about the new album and it said they started recording some of these songs in Hong Kong when they had some down time after shows in...
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    Interesting news, I think they'd be a pretty good get for Fuji as a few other festival headliners announced recently haven't been all that original or inspiring. I reckon Fuji have probably spent a...
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    On the subject of theme parks has anyone been to the Fuji Q Highland one? Looks like it is a bit of a mission to get to from Tokyo but some of the roller coasters look fairly impressive.
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    I did a quick comparison of last year's lineups and a couple of bands played both (St Vincent, Slowdive) so maybe we shouldn't write them all off just yet. Also, 4 bands from Pitchfork also played...
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    This new fest on the same weekend as Fuji has just announced their lineup so we can count all of these bands out, not really sure how many would be potential Fuji Rock acts but I was kind of hoping...
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    Don't even joke about that shit, they're playing here on the weekend and I'm not talking about some crappy club, they're playing the Perth Arena that has a capacity of ~14,000 believe it or not....
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    But you were the one wishing for Rick Astley and Debbie Gibson...
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    I'd be happy if all those bands are playing as in the last week I've managed to miss all 3! I really enjoyed Caribou's White Stage set in 2012 so I'd be happy to see them play again, maybe a bit...
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    I guess they wanted to boost the line up just before tickets go on sale to generate more interest. Anyway, definitely an improvement.
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    Thanks for the info but this is my biggest concern as we'll probably be spending a few days in Tokyo beforehand and then somewhere else afterwards so it might end up being easier to get a Japan rail...
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    Seeing as I live in Perth and have been to Margaret River many times this has certainly piqued my interest! By the way do you or anyone else have much experience with hiring a car and driving in...
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    For those interested in the layout of the festival this will give you a good idea. I don't know why this info is no longer available on the updated website but it doesn't seem to change so even...
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    The front entrance was where I was thinking as there is only one and it isn't that big so even first timers can't miss it! And looks like there might be a few forum members going this year so should...
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    The festival site is spread out along a valley so no ski lifts involved, just a lot of walking. There is a cable car called the Dragondola that takes you to the top of the mountain but that's more of...
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    Yeah, 500 yen from Echigo Yuzawa to Naeba but free for the return trip I think I read
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    Not really once you know how it works. You need to get to Echigo Yuzawa train station and you can do that by catching the shinkansen from Tokyo station, the journey takes up to 90 minutes depending...
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    Just did a quick search of train fares for that same day and costs about AU$150 return for a reserved seat on the Tokyo to Echigo-Yuzawa shinkansen, so even when you add the new shuttle fee and any...
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    By the way for those of us coming from overseas it looks like this year they've added a direct bus service to and from the festival departing from Shinjuku station. Getting there by train isn't too...
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    Ha, and less drunk!! Well, they're still drunk but everyone is super nice and not being wankers.



    Seriously, we were blown away by how clean it is. Never in my life have I been to a festival...
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    I don't imagine so, has it ever completely sold out Blue Stapler? In 2012 (highest ever attendance I think) a friend happened to be in Tokyo on business a few days before and tried to buy a 1-day...
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