Monday, March 19, 2018

Rock & Roll in the NEWS: Where New Rock Meets Old Rock...March 19, 2018 (Bob Dylan - Japan's Fuji Rock Festival Lineup)

Bob Dylan Added to Japan's Fuji Rock Festival Lineup

  Bob Dylan onstage during the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards

The icon joins Kendrick Lamar, N.E.R.D., Skrillex and others at the three-day event in July.
Smash Corporation, the promoter of the Japan's original international summer music bash, Fuji Rock Festival, has announced that Bob Dylan will headline the celebrated event.

Other headliners include Kendrick Lamar, N.E.R.D., Skrillex and Vampire Weekend, all of whom were announced last month.

The pairing of folk and rock icon Dylan and rapper Lamar echoes the 2001 edition of the fete, which saw Neil Young and Eminem grab top billing.

Fuji Rock started on the slopes of Mt. Fuji in 1997, but the fest is now held at a ski resort in Naeba, Niigata prefecture, about 200 miles from the iconic mountain. It usually attracts between 100,000-120,000 patrons.

The three-day event will be held July 27-29. The festivities usually feature over 150 international bands and are one of the highlights of Japan's crowded summer music festival line-up. 

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