On March 25, 2012, Shibuya will play host to one of Japan’s largest Irish rock/punk/folk festivals, “The Wild Rover”.
Established in 2005 with an inaugural show at Shinjuku’s Club Doctor, the event has grown to encompass 4 live houses and 35 acts. Once you receive a wristband, you’re free to travel between venues at will, so getting a bite to eat between shows is possible…as is making any number of required “conbini runs”.
Venues this year include Club Asia, Vuenos, Glad, and Lounge Neo.
I’ve been to this event for the past few years, and it is seriously one of the best events of the year in Tokyo.
Bands for this year’s event include:
OVERGROUND ACOUSTIC UNDERGROUND
COOL WISE MAN
ONE TRACK MIND
Little Fats & Swingin’ hot shot party
MoDERN B beard
Cave Gaze World
Pinch of Snuff
The Hot Shots
with a performance by the Bagpipe Blastos.
The in-between sets by the various DJs are also awesome, with most people in the crowd getting up and dancing/drinking along to the music.
DJs this time include:
the WILD ROVER
(HIDETO / KAKEI / KIRK )
Dr.IHARA (CLUB SKA)
ISHIKAWA (DISK UNION/a.k.a.TIGER HOLE)
MICCYAN (FRANTIC BROWN BEAT!)
???? (Elequesta Of Tabla)
FUMINN (Drink ‘em All)
NAKANO (Drink ‘em All)
YAGI (PLEASURE SPACE)
BU$HI (PLEASURE SPACE)
??? (ROCKET LAUNCHER)
KAZZxxx (Groovy Times / ex Pike’s Peak)
Check out more information on this awesome show at the Official Site.