With the summer season winding down, this is one of the last major outdoor music events. This year’s line-up includes some classic throwbacks like the Foo Fighters and Black Eyed Peas, plus more current hits like Calvin Harris and, for some inexplicable reason, PPAP’s Pikotaro. The collection is a bit eclectic, but it promises to be a great party, especially with the all-night dance party, Sonicmania, kicking things off.
August 19–20. 1-day pass: ¥16,500; 2-day pass: ¥30,500; 3-day pass: ¥39,000. Makuhari Messe, 2-1 Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi. Kaihin-Makuhari. www.summersonic.com/2017