Rock music is a form of popular music with a prominent vocal
melody, accompanied by electric guitar, bass guitar, and
drums. Many styles of rock music also use keyboard instruments
such as organ, piano, mellotron, and synthesizers. Other
instruments sometimes utilized in rock include saxophone,
harmonica, violin, flute, French horn, banjo, melodica,
and timpani. Also, less common stringed instruments such
as mandolin and sitar are used. Rock music usually has a
strong back beat, and often revolves around the guitar,
either solid electric, hollow electric, or acoustic.
Rock music has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll
and rockabilly, which evolved from blues, country music
and other influences. According to the All Music Guide,
"In its purest form, Rock & Roll has three chords, a strong,
insistent back beat, and a catchy melody. Early rock & roll
drew from a variety of sources, primarily blues, R&B, and
country, but also gospel, traditional pop, jazz, and folk.
All of these influences combined in a simple, blues-based
song structure that was fast, danceable, and catchy.
Japanese rock has a vibrant underground rock scene, best
known internationally for noise rock bands.
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Japan Summer Rock Concerts Information
Great rock concerts are held every summer in Japan. The
most famous rock festivals are Fuji Rock Festival and Summer
July 25(Fri), 26(Sat), 27(Sun) 2008
Gate Open 9:00 / Stage starts 11:00 / Stage close 23:00
Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa-machi, Niigata, JAPAN
July 24(Thu) 2008
3-day tickets: ¥39,800
1-day tickets: ¥16,800 (limited to 10,000/day)
*Free shuttle bus between Echigo-Yuzawa station and the
car park pass
¥3,000/car/day for 2+ persons
*Not sold separately from entrance tickets
¥3,000 valid for festival period
*Not sold separately from entrance tickets all tax inclusive
Capacity 40,000. Main outdoor stage. Big names, big production,
Capacity 10,000 2nd outdoor stage: Great bands in a forest
clearing surrounded by trees.
Capacity 5,000. Indoor stage.Bands all day and evening,
Dance Acts and DJs til dawn.
FIELD OF HEAVEN
Capacity 5,000. Outdoor Stage. 10 minute walk from White
Stage. The whole area has a magical atmosphere...
Capacity 5,000. Outdoor Stage. Just past the Field of Heaven,
you'll find the Jazz & World area.
ROOKIE A GO-G0
Capacity 1,000. New Comers outdoor stage. "Rookies" perform
from mid-night in the Palace of Wonder.
New Power Gear Stage GYPSY AVALON
Capacity 500. Chilled-out alternative stage. You can catch
street performers and some suprise big name acts.
DAY DREAMING & SILENT BREEZE
Dragondola cable car will take you to the top of the mountain.
Expect some special programmes and stunning views.
Located between Oasis and World Restaurant area. Enjoy friendly
vibe with a glass of local sake.
A stage on the board walk that connects Green stage and
White stage. Best for enjoying music in the forest.
Tokyo Makuhari Messe Event Hall, and Chiba Marine Stadium
(JR Kaihin Makuhari Station) Osaka - Osaka Maisu
August 9 and 10, 2008
Open 9am / Start 11am
Tokyo 15,500 yen (1-day) 28,500 yen (2-day)
Osaka - 14,500 yen (1-day) 26,000 yen (2-day)
• Artist Line-up is subject to change.
• Absolutely no refunds for line up changes or cancellations.
• Any children under 6 must be accompanied by parent or
guardian.(There are certain areas children cannot enter).NOTE:1
preschool-aged child must be accompanied by more than 1
• Admission may be restricted on each stage due to over
• Performance days for Artists and/or stages are subject