Summer Sonic 2019: Tokyo and Osaka

Summer Sonic 2019

This year’s Summer Sonic Festival will mark the 20th anniversary of this yearly celebration of some of the best music out there.

Usually taking place on two days in August, one additional day has been added this year. However, the organizer Creativeman Productions made sure the lineup is not watered down by that extension. In fact, we’re pretty certain that this year’s lineup will delight both, fans of Japanese music as well as fans of international artists.

The 2019 headliners are Red Hot Chili Peppers, B’z (one of, if not the most successful Japanese Rock act) and The Chainsmokers.

Some further big names include Babymetal, Radwimps, The 1975, Alan Walker, Chvrches, ZEDD and Weezer.

There’s something more that’s new this year: there will be no “Sonic Mania” all-night event leading up to the festival in Tokyo. However, there’s Midnight Sonic in the night between Saturday and Sunday where the J-Electro band Sakanaction among other acts will take care of the all-night party.

Read on to find out where you can buy Summer Sonic tickets.

Festival Dates and Location

Summer Sonic Tokyo & Osaka
August 16th (Fri), from 11:00
August 17th (Sat), from 11:00
August 18th (Sun), from 11:00

Midnight Sonic (only Tokyo)
August 17th-18th, between 23:00 to 05:00

Tokyo Location
Zozo Marine Stadium and Makuhari Messe (click for Google Maps)

Osaka Location
Maishima Sonic Park (click for Google Maps)

Ticket Categories

1-day tickets: ¥15,000
1-day Platinum tickets: ¥25,000
3-day tickets: ¥39,000

1-day tickets: ¥13,800
1-day Platinum tickets: ¥25,000
3-day tickets: ¥36,000

Ticket Sale

Currently, you can purchase Summer Sonic tickets from overseas here:
E-plus (English)

UPDATE: All Tokyo dates and some Osaka day-passes are sold out now.
You can still purchase resale tickets on Stubhub or Viagogo.

Disclaimer: *** Information as of July 14th, 2019 but subject to change without notice / accuracy of this information is not guaranteed / make sure to double-check if you are planning to attend these shows ***

Photo © Creativeman Productions