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    No doubt this or a Japanese band who is free this weekend as surely too late to get another international act to replace them.
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    Not sure if anyone had Catfish and Bottlemen on their list of bands to see but they've just pulled out of Splendour and Fuji so one less Green stage band for Sunday.
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    Not sure how reliable this Naeba forecast is but looks like Thursday is going to be the wettest day and the rest of the weekend is a mix of sun and showers so nothing out of the ordinary. After a hot...
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    Hey aliceb, when you do the wristband exchange they should give you a timetable so no need to print them out
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    Ha, you have a bit of an advantage over us Blue Stapler! I know the trains won't be full but I just have nightmares of watching the train leave as I'm frantically running around trying to work out...
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    Use Hyperdia to find train timetables to Echigo-Yuzawa and all your other train trips while in Japan. I'll be reserving our tickets when we get there on Saturday just to get it over and done with....
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    Me too! We're flying into Tokyo on Saturday afternoon so definitely looking forward to it as only a few days away, Fuji excitement is definitely starting to build for us. Nice story about your name!
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    Thanks for the tips, Royal Blood and Jenny Lewis are on my radar but just not sure if we'll make the trip for RB between Motorhead and Foos, might be able to squeeze in a bit of JL between Johnny...
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    Tried doing my timetable but keep getting an error (trying on an iPad) but will probably be similar to everyone else's. Main acts I'll be catching are Fri - Drenge/Motörhead/Foos (looking like a bit...
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    No last minute excitement but timetables are up

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    I can't help but think they're going to struggle a bit more with numbers this year. As you said people are less likely to travel to see bands they can see nearby throughout the year. Not to mention...
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    The Foo Fighters posted on their website this morning that they're really looking forward to the show this Saturday so looks like they are playing on. I really thought he'd take more time off so will...
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    Another slow news day and nothing from The Foo Fighters camp. Their next show is in just over a week so maybe they're going to play on as you'd think they'd try and give venues plenty of notice if...
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    I'm glad Smash has given us permission to snap them in half if someone spends half the show with their back to the band while they wave that thing in my face so they can show their Fakebook friends...
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    Yeah, today was a complete non-event. I like how they listed three 'new' acts of which one has already been announced and another is the singer for said act so really only one added! Plus the other...
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    This would make my day, saw them in Feb supported by J Mascis and definitely my best gig of the year so far. I don't really see them as a Green Stage act so if Smash weren't able to get another...
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    Looking at their schedule they've got 10 shows in July (US/Canada) before Fuji/Ansan so really hard work for someone in a wheelchair, not to mention running the risk of reinjuring himself. After...
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    The next thing to happen is that Lemmy will keel over and Smash will cancel Friday to save even more money!
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    I had a quick look at another couple of recent posters and there were also seven on the Green in 2012 and 2014 so they've definitely dropped an act a day. Wonder if that means starting later or just...
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    Hey aliceb, if you've never been to Fuji (or Japan for that matter) then you've still got a lot of good reasons to be excited as we had such a great time the first time we went as a really unique...
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    I think I'm with Blue Stapler on this. Based on the big things for me Saturday is front and center for Belle and Sebastian and Sunday is the same for Ride and Johnny Marr on the main stage (mainly...
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    Just caught up with the updated lineup and have to admit I'm struggling with it, I even had Spiritualized penciled in to be added to Fuji today. At least I won't really have any clashes as my list of...
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    Thanks for getting us the info Blue Stapler. It does sound like an exercise in saving money, not only less bands to book but one less stage to set up and manage over the weekend. Also means less...
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    Waiting 2 weeks for a Snoopy t-shirt announcement certainly isn't helping!
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    Sadly you were correct Blue Stapler
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    Thanks Electrotek, I'll try and check it out. I haven't been able to find out whether he's doing the Emergence show at Fuji but hopefully so as sounds like a bit of a brain melter.
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    I'm really trying not to get my hopes up as that strategy has failed miserably so far! Will wait and see what Friday has in store but with just under 2 months to go I'm starting to just try and make...
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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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