YUZAWA, Japan (CelebrityAccess) — Smash Corp.’s Fuji Rock, shook off bad weather to report monster attendance of 130,000 people for 2019.
The festival, which is one of the island nation’s two major music festivals, took place from July 25-28, with a lineup that included The Cure, Chemical Brothers, Thom Yorke, SZA, and James Blake.
While the festival faced challenging weather conditions for the second year in a row, including tropical storm conditions, the festival successfully completed all three days of programming.
“While the festival was forced to adjust some of the scheduled performances on Saturday, July 27th due to the effects of Typhoon #6, Fuji Rock finished all three days with cooperation and understanding from the audience,” festival organizers said in a statement following the conclusion of the festival. “The festival extends its gratitude to those audience members who stuck with us through the bad weather.”
Organizers also announced that the festival will change dates in 2020 as Japan hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics. The 2020 edition of the festival will take place from August 23rd, after the conclusion of the Olympic Games.
Summer Sonic, which had been scheduled to take place in Tokyo and the southern city of Osaka, has been canceled for 2020.