If you haven’t already heard the buzz about all of the bands playing in the first-ever LUNATIC FEST, S-T will gladly be the first one to fill you in.
This morning, the final line-up (except for opening acts) was revealed. Some may have been tipped off by a Tweet that X JAPAN leader YOSHIKI made yesterday, but those suspicions were confirmed when it was announced that X JAPAN will play on Day 1 of the festival at Makuhari Messe. Day 2? BUCK-TICK. As if the phenomenal lineup wasn’t mind-blowing enough already, these two giants in the industry are guaranteed to make LUNATIC FEST sell out in a heartbeat.
Haven’t been keeping up with the artist lineup announcements? Read below for each day’s list of performers (not listed in any particular order):
LUNATIC FEST 2015 @ Makuhari Messe Halls 1-4
June 27 (Sat)
DIR EN GREY
9mm Parabellum Bullet
Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas
+opening act (TBA)
June 28 (Sun)
凛として時雨 (Ling Toshite Shigure)
+opening act (TBA)
1-day tickets are 15,500yen advance. You can enter the second pre-sale lottery anytime between now and May 29th at 20:00 (JST). Regular ticket sales start on May 30th. This festival is definitely going to sell out the minute regular ticket sales start, so it’d be a good idea to enter the pre-sale lottery!
LUNATIC FEST is also offering a special tour bus package for those who will be traveling from Osaka or Nagoya. The 4-day plan includes transportation to and from the festival in Makuhari Messe, a hotel stay, priority access to the merchandise booth (no awaiting in line!) and exclusive merchandise. Check out the official tour bus page for details on pricing. You can reserve seats until May 29th.
The only mysteries left to be unveiled about LUNATIC FEST are the timetable and opening acts. May 29th is the day that opening acts will be announced. Do you have any guesses about who it will be? Guess away in the comments!