Metal Festivals in Tokyo

26 May

Every October for the past ten years, there is a two-day heavy metal music festival in the Tokyo area called “Loudpark“.

This year it is scheduled for 2015 October 10th (Sat) and October 11th (Sun).

Loudpark heavy metal festival; 2015 Oct 10-11

Loudpark heavy metal festival; 2015 Oct 10-11.

Some of the major bands that are billed to play are: Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. Three of the “Big Four“!

And then the following month, there will be another big heavy metal festival in the Tokyo area!
OzzFest Japan is scheduled for 2015 November 21st (Sat) and November 22nd!

OzzFest Japan 2015 will be held on 2015 Nov 21st - 22nd.

OzzFest Japan 2015 will be held on 2015 Nov 21st – 22nd.

Unlike Loudpark, OzzFest doesn’t have a long history in Japan. This will only be the second OzzFest in this country so far.

The first OzzFest Japan ever was held in May of 2013. I went to it with a friend of mine.
(Click here to read my post about it.)

I saw Black Sabbath, among other bands, at OzzFest Japan 2013…and they were initially billed to headline OzzFest Japan 2015, but it’s been changed for whatever reason…Ozzy will still be playing with his solo band instead.

The main acts of OzzFest Japan 2015 will be: Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society, KoRn Bullet For My Valentine, and Evanscence.

9 Responses to “Metal Festivals in Tokyo”

  1. CrazyChineseFamily May 27, 2015 at 4:05 am #

    Its been many years that Ive been at a festival. I believe 2010 I was last time and it was the Sonisphere in Finland!

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    • tokyo5 May 27, 2015 at 7:46 am #

      Who played at that festival in Finland?
      Finland loves “death metal”, I’ve heard.

      To tell the truth, I don’t really like music festivals. They’re too expensive … and I usually only like a few of the bands.
      I prefer “regular” concerts (though, those have become too expensive nowadays, as well!)

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      • CrazyChineseFamily May 27, 2015 at 2:53 pm #

        What I remember some of the headliners were iron maiden, Mötley Crüe, iggy pop, volbeat, Alice cooper, slayer…

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      • tokyo5 May 27, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

        Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper and Slayer? Sounds great!

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  2. ddupre315 May 27, 2015 at 12:27 am #

    Great post! We are definitely going to ozzfest, maybe loudpark too. Great list of bands, Evanescence is a fantastic surprise.

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    • tokyo5 May 27, 2015 at 12:46 am #

      I’m not an Everscence fan.
      I definitely think Day 2 of OzzFest is better! Ozzy and Black Label Society! !

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      • ddupre315 May 27, 2015 at 2:18 am #

        Agreed. But I will look forward to day one as well!

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      • tokyo5 May 27, 2015 at 7:41 am #

        Are you gonna go both days?

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      • ddupre315 May 27, 2015 at 7:56 am #

        Looks that way

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