The 1st announcement from Summer Sonic 2022 coming back this year after the long 3 years!



25 Artists including the headliners are revealed!

Were announcing the first 25 artists perfect for the long-awaited comeback of Summer Sonic!

The headlniners are the British rock band, The 1975 who have never stopped growing bigger everytime they come back to our Summer Sonic since their debut and Post Malone, the worldwide superstar who cannot be defined by any musical genres.

Following the great headliners, there will be CARLY RAE JEPSEN with further success anticipated after celebrating 10th year of her hit song Call Me Baby release last year, CL – the rapper from Korean Pop group 2NE1, KASABIAN who have just made a comeback and already sold out the UK tour(Osaka only), the legendary rock band with so many followers – THE LIBERTINES, the Italian newcomer who instantly became the new generations favorite rock band – MÅNESKIN, MEGAN THEE STALLION, the invincible Rap Queen enlivening the latest HIP HOP scene,THE OFFSPRING – Titan of Punk music scene, ONE OK ROCK who are the worldclass rock band that Japan boasts to the world, PRIMAL SCREAM with Screamadelica Live set celebrating the 30th year of its release (Tokyo only), ST.VINCENT who portrays the cutting-edge POP music, and YUNGBLUD talented and unique artist breaking all boundaries set by look, music and genders.

Furthermore there will be ALL TIME LOW from the US Pop-Punk scene, BEABADOOBEE, Z generation SSW from Dirty Hits, the 1975s record label, EASY LIFE who keep attracting people with their unique mellow music, FISHBONE, the pioneer of Mixture rock, GRIFF the Brit Award Winner in category Rising Star Award,INHALER the future of rock scene rising from Ireland, KACEY MUSGRAVES the 6 times Grammy-winner,KULA SHAKER the British rock band, coming back to Japan for the first time since 2016, THE LINDA LINDAS, the new teenage girl band storming the world, RINA SAWAYAMA the alternative Pop artist based in London,

SQUID, the post-Punk band from London, THE STRUTS the keeper of the rock n rock soul in every generations.


This summer, Japanese live-music scene of international artists is coming back to life in the full force.

Working with our experience from Supersonic last year, were putting all of our energy & efforts to make the 21st Summer Sonic amazing as ever for all music fans & artists.

Lets step in the new chapter of Japanese music scene together! The 1st chance to get your tickets will be the membership pre-sales starting on this Friday, 18th.


Message from Naoki Shimizu

In Summer of 2019, Summer Sonic had to bring down the curtain once after the great success of the festival with the headliners – Bz, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS & THE CHAINSMOKERS and 300,000 enthusiastic fans. And it is finally returning for first time in 3 years. A baton has been passed to Summer Sonic from last years Supersonic which we had to overcome countless difficulties making it happen.


Already with the 1st announcement, weve managed to put togather these globally top class acts. POST MALONE, the american star beyond the concept of musical genres and even produced his own festival. THE 1975, the British gem, the top runner of the worldwide music scene . ONE OK ROCK, the Japanese rock band shining in the global music scenes and coming back to Summer Sonic for the first time since 2013. MÅNESKIN, the hottest rock band from Italy who have been offered a tour from THE ROLLING STONES. MEGAN THEE STALLION, the queen of the world Rap and a big fan of Japanese anime and so on!  We will soon anounce many more from Japan and other Asian countries!


People in the overseas music industry ask me how long Japan is going to shut the border to the internationl travelers while many artists from Japan are able to go out of the country for tours without any quarantine.

However, despite these circumstances, those great artists love Japan and are happy to come back to Chiba and Osaka from all over the world.  I am certain that it is simply because of the strong connection Japanese promoters have built over the past half century with global artits and the love from Japanese fans.


I can tell you how this summer is going to be.  In August, Summer Sonic is going to make a full & strong comeback. Festivals overseas like Coachella are coming up very soon and moving forward to reach this goal. We cannot win back the time we lost, but please give us a chance to make it up! Instead of being afraid and staying inside, why dont we feel the connection to the world by experiencing our Summer Sonic! Lets bring back the exciting days with full of live music fesivals! We cannot fulfill our dreams without dreaming.