Blending summer beach vibes & sensational sounds…
Here are this summer’s best Seto Inland Sea music festivals:
[Part 1 : 2014 Minato-machi Polyphony]
Along with the sounds, there’s also a food and goods marché, and workshops provided by artists with great inpiduality. Many different kinds of artists collaborate to create this fabulous fun-filled event for everyone to enjoy.
Enjoy superb music, delicious food, and meeting fun people.
2014 Minato-machi Polyphony (Japanese) http://minatomachi-polyphony.com/
Date: September 7 (Sun)
Time: Open 10:00 / Start 11:00 / End 21:30 (approx.)
Location: KIITO (Design & Creative Center Kobe) http://kiito.jp/english/
Tickets: Advance ¥4800 / On the day ¥5300
[Part 2 : shima fes SETOUCHI2014 ~ Music Festival On The Sea]
Held every year for a century, the Seto Inland Sea’s “Loco fes” is filled with music, food, and culture from the surrounding 12 prefectures.
Cool artists and a superb food marché make the festival an enjoyable day out for all.
Including homegrown artists like Keiichi Sogabe and SUNEOHAIR, this year 27 artists are set to appear over the 3 days.
shima fes SETOUCHI 2014 ~ Music Festival On The Sea!
Date: August 30 (Sat), 31 (Sun)
1. Festival Eve 8/29 (Fri) Open 17:00 / Start 17:30 / End 21:00
2. 8/30 (Sat) Open 10:00 / Start 10:30 / End 21:00
3. 8/31 (Sun) Open 10:00 / Start 10:30 / End 18:30
Location: Shōdo-shima Furusato Mura
Address: 2084-1 Murou shōdoshima-chō, Shōzu-gun, Kagawa-ken 761-4304
Tickets: 1-day pass ¥2,000 (8/29), ¥5900 (8/30 or 8/31)
2-day pass ¥9,800 (8/30 & 8/31)
1-day ‘Nakayoshi’ 3-in-1 pass (for 3 people) ¥15,600 (8/30 or 8/31)
2-day ‘Nakayoshi’ 3-in-1 pass (for 3 people) ¥26,700 (8/30 & 8/31)
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