FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL 2020
*This event has been postponed.
Taking into consideration the health and welfare of all involved with Fuji Rock Festival and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are abandoning this year’s festival which was scheduled for August 21 st , 22 nd and 23 rd and postponing until August of 2021.
We had hoped the pandemic would abate in time to hold this summer’s festival as scheduled and were moving forward with planning. Even with the state of emergency being lifted in Japan, the current situation worldwide has yet to normalize and strict immigration regulations are even now being further widened and enforced.
Furthermore, we cannot ignore this crisis which continues to endanger our
health and safety.
We apologize for taking so long to inform everyone of this decision but we were monitoring the situation both inside and outside of Japan and announcements from the government while discussing the possibility of holding this year’s festival as planned.
Tickets purchased for this year’s festival will be refunded or will also be valid for next year’s festival so tickets should be saved in order to be used next year.
Details for ticket refunds will be announced soon.
We believe the day where health, safety and people’s respect for each other will return soon and look forward to seeing you all at Naeba next August.
We also send our heartfelt condolences to every person effected by COVID-19. Furthermore, we pray for a quick end to the COVID-19 pandemic and
everyone’s health and welfare.
Fuji Rock Festival Organizing Committee
Fuji Rock Festival 2021
The festival will be held Friday August 20th, Saturday August 21st, Sunday August 22nd 2021.
*Festival ticket sales will be suspended.
*Refunds will be made available for tickets already purchased.
*Tickets will be valid for next year’s festival so those planning to attend should save the ticket.
Emails will be sent to those who purchased tickets from eplus. If you do not receive the email by June 30th, please contact us. http://eplus.jp/ib-inquiry/.
Held for the first time in the summer of 1997 amidst the sprawling nature at the foot of Mount Fuji with "symbiosis of nature and music" as its theme, Fuji Rock Festival is one of the largest outdoor music festivals in Japan.
However, the first year was hit by a large typhoon forcing the cancellation of the second day. Rather than a "symbiosis", the organizers and festival goers both yielded to the fury of nature and the inaugural year of the festival proved to be full of challenges. After being held in Tokyo at Toyosu in 1998, the festival made its move back to the ideal of a location surrounded by nature - its current home - Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata prefecture.
Having learned valuable lessons the first year, and through years of trial and error, Fuji Rock evolved, along with the passionate participants who were always ready to help make the festival a success, to become the first ever authentic rock festival in Japan. Through this process, the festival is not only more prepared for inclement weather, but has developed to include many other attractions, food stands and NGO booths. The festival has built a relationship of trust with the area surrounding the festival, growing to become a renowned summer tradition.
『FESTIVAL CRISIS 〜Let’s All Change & Make Change, Together〜』
The Festival reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone who cannot follow the festival regulations or has bad festival manners.
Please note that the festival rules and regulations may change without prior notice at any time if deemed necessary.
Please also note that tickets will not be refunded after purchase. Please be sure to fully read and understand the festival rules and regulations before purchasing your tickets.
●Cross Type Folding Outdoor Camping Chairs
These types of folding chairs have been deemed dangerous as people carry them without folding and are a danger to others.
The use of umbrellas is prohibited in all areas of the festival including camp sites. They are a danger to other festival goers in low visibility and can be blown away in high winds cauzing a hazard.
● Leisure sheets, parasols, and other items that block visibility or take large amounts of space.
《Items which are prohibited》
・ Blue sheeting or leisure sheets which take up more room then being used by the number of people.
・ The use of tenting (outside of the camp site areas), parasols, sun shades, etc., and any other items that block the view of others is prohibited.
These items cause congestion and are difficult to transport which means people tend to discard them becoming a hazard to others. (The saving of space is prohibited throughout the festival.)
● Sheeting, chairs, tents and other camp items which cannot be taken back with you.
● Any and all sound recording devices.
● Bottles and cans (carrying in coolers also prohibited)
● Fireworks and other explosives.
Any and all pets, items prohibited by law and any other dangerous items are prohibited at the festival.
Those who bring prohibited items into the festival will be asked to remove them from the premises.
Please note that those who do not follow directions of festival staff will be ejected from the festival. Tickets will not be refunded in this case.
【ACTIONS PROHIBITED AT THE FESTIVAL】
● Smoking while walking, smoking in congested areas, smoking in non-smoking areas
Areas directly in front of the stages / in front of the PA, lighting booths at each stage / Kids Land / entire Red Marquee area (including outside of the tent) / Blue Galaxy / Orange Cafe / Crystal Palace Tent / Stoned Circle / Cafe de Paris / Priority Tents
● Actions which harm others
Moshing, diving and other dangerous behaviour including transporting folding chairs without folding them up or otherwise transporting luggage in congested areas.
● Leaving trash behind
Garbage should always be sorted and disposed of in the proper receptacle. The festival is held in a area surrounded by lush nature and volunteers commit their time to sorting and recycling the garbage at the festival. The garbage recycled at the festival is used as toilet paper and garbage bags at the festival the next year.
● Leaving chairs or sheeting to save space.
Items left unattended for prolonged periods of time will be disposed of. Saving large areas of space using sheeting or luggage is prohibited.
Sheeting being left to save space and hindering others from entering the area has increased in recent years. Please be sure to carry items such as sheeting or chairs with you at all times in order to allow others the chance to rest or use the space. (This applies to the Priority Rest Tents. Please be sure to take your belongings with you when departing an area.)
● Use of chairs or sheeting in prohibited areas
・ Entire RED MARQUEE area (including outside of the tent).
・ Directly in front of the stages and in front of the PA, sound booth at each stage.
・ Be sure to follow the instructions of festival staff if told not to use sheeting or chairs in areas other than those listed above.
● Prolonged use of and/or leaving belongings behind in Priority Rest Tents as well as use of facilities by those who are not appropriate.
The Priority Rest Tent is a temporary rest tent for the use of the following.
Those who are not one of the below should not use the tent. Please also keep use of the tent to 1 hour or less.
（Those with a Physical Disability Booklet may use the tent throughout the day.）
・Persons with physical disability and attendants.
・Pregnant women and attendants.
・Small children and attendants.
* Attendants are limited to one person.
See FAQ for more details on use of Priority Rest Tent
>> FAQ https://www.fujirockfestival.com/guide/faq
● Video or sound recording of performing artists
Those who do not follow the directions of festival staff or cause harm to other festival goers will be forcibly ejected from the festival. Ticket(s) will not be refunded to those removed from the festival under any circumstances.
Fuji Rock Festival Rules & Regulations
・ These rules and regulations are subject to change without notice. Please note that ticket refunds will not be made for such rule changes regardless of how prior notification is made or lack thereof.
・ The festival will not be cancelled due to inclement weather (excluding natural disasters). Please note that ticket refunds will not be made due to changes or cancellations of artists.
・ The festival is held at a natural outdoor venue. Please be sure to watch after yourself and guard against injury from falling, hypothermia from low temperatures, bites or stings from bugs such as bees, gnats, flees and or rashes or allergic reactions from plants and animals.
・ Please avoid excessive drinking. Those deemed to be drinking excessively or out of control may be ejected from the festival site.
・ Any dangerous behavior that may harm other people, such as moshing and diving, is prohibited. The festival is not responsible for injuries and accidents due to such acts. Such incidents shall to be solved between the parties involved.
・ Persons found to have entered the festival illegally will be reported to the police and will be put under the care of local police officials and charged for compensation.
・ Please refrain from any behavior that can cause annoyance to local residents.
・ Due to local regulations, people under 18 years must return to their accommodation by 11pm.
・ The final train departing Echigo-Yuzawa Station leaves before the festival performance finishes. All public transportation is unavailable after the last performances on all days of the festival.
・ Be sure to acquire transportation and/or lodging yourself before coming to the festival. (Sleeping outdoors at, around, or near the festival or Echigo-Yuzawa Station is strictly prohibited. Also, those who have not acquired a parking pass in advance are prohibited from parking at the festival.) Please also note that parking passes and lodging packages available at the on-site festival tour center are limited.
・ Those who bring prohibited items into the festival will be asked to remove them from the premises.
・ The production, the site and the artists are not responsible for accidents and thefts in and out of the festival site.
・ Those who do not follow the directions of festival staff or cause harm to other festival goers will be forcibly ejected from the festival. If the actions are deemed malicious by the festival, the person will be banned from entering the festival in future years regardless of whether they purchase a ticket. Ticket(s) will not be refunded to those persons under any circumstances.
・ You may bring cameras and/or video cameras into the site but it is strictly prohibited to record the artists. No sound recording equipment is allowed on the site. The use of selfie sticks are not permitted in congested areas, in front of the stages, and while moving between areas.
・ Agreement to the festival rules and restrictions is needed to purchase tickets. Please be sure to read and confirm all rules and regulations listed on the official website before purchasing tickets. Please note that purchase of festival tickets shall be deemed as agreement to all rules and regulations of the festival.
・ All information given when purchasing festival tickets will be held by the festival organizers.