Sonic Mania is back! First Artists Announced!



Summer Sonic has been a big topic of conversation, but we must not forget about this one.

Sonic Mania, the all-night festival the day before Summer Sonic, is back too! As some of you may have already guessed, PRIMAL SCREAM from Summer Sonic Tokyo and KASABIAN from Summer Sonic Osaka will be performing. The “Screamadelica” set at midnight and the first appearance of the new KASABIAN in Tokyo will both be must-see stages. The HUMAN LEAGUE, who swept the music scene in the 80’s as a pioneer of synthpop, Denki Groove, the pinnacle of dance/electro music in Japan, MADEON, a genius DJ/producer from France, and Nujabes Eternal Soul, a tribute set to sound creator Nujabes, HARDFLOOR, a leading figure in the club music scene from Germany, BOYS NOIZE, an electro unit known as Alex Nida’s solo project, the lineup is a mix of rock/dance/electro, a truly Sonic Mania lineup.

Creativeman advance tickets will be available from 4/1 (Fri.), and official tickets with lottery benefits will be available from 4/8 (Fri.). Let’s dance till morning at Sonic Mania, the biggest all-night festival in a long time!

Comments from Naoki Shimizu, Creativeman Representative

Led by NINE INCH NAILS and MY BLOODY VALENTINE, and with Brainfeeder squads FLYING LOTUS / THUNDERCAT / GEORGE CLINTON joining, the last Sonic Mania 2018 thrilled 30,000 people, and it’s returning to Messe for the first time in 4 years! This year we will be one of the few all-night electronic festivals that will keep you up until morning, with a lineup of artists who have rocked the floor from the 80s/90s/00s to the present day. Look forward to more big acts to be added from Japan soon. Additional special acts are to be announced later for Summer Sonic, along with lineups for the three stages. We will be announcing artists for the Beach Stage, the iconic stage in Summer Sonic Tokyo, as well as for the stage that bridges Asia and Japan. The reason we have fewer international artists this year than in previous years is since we have yet to get the number of incoming international artists back up to 100% since Corona, and because festivals are back, the artists are being booked around the world for every weekends. It would be helpful if you could understand. With all that happening, we have two festivals this summer for those of you who think this year’s Summer Sonic / Sonic Mania is lacking in metal and EDM. We will be making some sort of announcement in April, so please look forward to it.