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Okinawa shines at Peaceful Love Rock Festival

Date Posted: 2012-07-07

The countdown continues to this weekend’s granddaddy of Okinawa’s rock concerts, the 30th Annual Peaceful Love Rock Festival taking place at Okinawa City’s Athletic Field.

Okinawa’s premier musicians are all set for the two days of concert action –just about everyone who’s at the top of the rock realm will be on hand— Saturday and Sunday for shows that begin at 1:30 p.m. Some two dozen bands will take to the Okinawa City stage to entertain, with performers even coming from the Kansai district of Toyonaka City, which hosts its own Toyonaka Peaceful Love Rock Festival. Saturday’s headliners are Shokichi Kina & Champurus, Bijomen VLOSSOM, Diamantes, Yoshiyuki Mutsunokami, Civilian Skunk, Freddie Eto & Queeness, Kachan, D-51, Zukan, Hello Sleepwalkers, and Sakura Ishado.

The youngest-ever musician to play the Peaceful Love Rock Festival is 13-year-old Sakura. She’s one of the talented local artists chosen during winter auditions to hit the stage in Koza

On Sunday, look for Murasaki, Mongol 800, CryingNut from Korea, Hidekatsu Kimura & Kantarou Uchida, Suming from Taiwan, Jet, The Kanmuri, JaaBourBonz, Kiiyama Shoten and Warau Tsuki, another performer chosen by audition.

Single-day tickets are ¥3,800, while the two-day festival tickets are ¥6,000 in advance. Tickets are on sale at Lawson, code 86712, at FamilyMart ePlus, Ticket-pia, code 167-758, Takara Record Shop, Fukuhara Music, Campus Records, Life Electric Shop, Teruya Music, Music town and at the Okinawa City Tourism Association. Tickets at the door are an additional ¥500.

Japan Update is now offering one-day tickets for ¥3,300 each, a price break of ¥500. Two-day tickets are only ¥5,500, also a discount of ¥500. Tickets are available at the Ryukyu Press Company office in Ginowan City. It’s a limited offer, with tickets going on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Gates open each day at 1 p.m., with the concerts beginning at 1:30 p.m. The venue is located just off Route 28 between Okinawa Expressway Okinawa Minami Exit/Entrance and KAB Gate 5.

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