August 07, 12 | Shuhei Miyashita
The Rising Sun Rock festival (RSR) is a huge rock festival held each year in Hokkaido featuring some of the best in Japanese rock bands. RSR is among Japan's largest outdoor festivals.
RSR, which started in 1999, celebrates its 14th event this year. The event is held in Ishikari on a large outdoor area. The area contains six stages with varying timetables. There are also stalls selling food, beverages and lots of other goods. Also fun see are the large variety of young Japanese rock fans and the event decorations in different areas.
The event goes all night and ends with the rising of the sun the next morning!
RSR is not only great for visitors but also for the local area and local artists. Many different kinds of bands, from different rock genres, will play at the event. This means RSR has a 'community' feel for both visitors and artists alike. This is one of the charms of this rock festival.
RSR at Ishikari is a great event every year and this year will prove no different. Come to Hokkaido and enjoy this great two day event!
RISING SUN ROCK FESTIVAL 2012 in EZO
August 10/11, 2012 (Fri / Sat - Rain or Shine!)
Special outdoor stage next to the Pier, Tarukawa Ishikari Bay New Port
5-chome, Zenibako, Otaru, Hokkaido
Organized by WESS
For more information, please refer to the Official Site!
Hokkaido Likers Writer - Miyashita)