Germany is getting a healthy dose of Japanese culture this October.
On October 17th and 18th, Astan Asia Days will be held at Weststadthalle in Essen, Germany. Their current guest line-up is colorful, to say the least, ranging from Japanese rappers, to designers, and even to bakeries. Two guests on the roster are familiar faces to the visual kei industry: Hizumi (ex. D’espairsRay) and Közi (ZIZ, DALLE, ex. Malice Mizer).
Hizumi will be attending as a designer while Közi will be performing some of his solo music remixed as Közi+ ver:E//+Z on Saturday, October 17th. His set usually includes some of his solo work along with tracks from his current band, ZIZ. He’ll even throw in a rare Malice Mizer remix sometimes (we can’t make any promises, though!).
Tickets for both days cost 35 euro while 1-day tickets cost 25. 2-day tickets have gone on sale as of July 12th, and 1-day tickets will go on sale starting July 15th. You get early access to autograph sessions and more with 2-day tickets, so the extra cash will be worth it. Tickets are numbered and are first come, first serve, so order your tickets now here. (Please read information on how to order tickets carefully!)
S-T will keep you updated as more details are announced. For now, don’t miss your chance to get tickets!
Source: Astan OHP