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Friday, January 29, 2021

Music Lane Fest Okinawa, Trans Asia Music Meeting is rescheduled to February

01/16/2021 02:50:38 PM

What should have been the inaugural big music events for Japan this year has been moved to a later month. The Music Lane Festival Okinawa 2021 and Trans Asia Music Meeting 2021 would not take place on 15-16 January. 

Instead, the two spectacles would take place on 20-21 February 2021 following the recent declaration of State of Emergency for the central area in Tokyo, Japan. The decision was made after the spiking rise of cases in different parts of the country.
“Although Okinawa is not included in the State of Emergency, there are many artists and audiences participating from Tokyo and the surrounding prefectures,” the organizers said in a statement. “In addition, the spread of infection in Okinawa Prefecture is becoming more prominent again… We felt that pushing the festival to be held in these circumstances could cause inconvenience and trouble to the participating artists, audiences, and all the staff members.”
Originally slated for January 16-17, the Music Lane Okinawa was set to be the debut edition of the multinational music showcase festival that will feature a hybrid format, combining live performances from Japanese artists such as Shonen Knife and Sunny Day Service, and pre-recorded live sets from participating international artists from other parts of Asia. Part of the Asian contingent includes our very own KRNA, She’s Only Sixteen, and syd hartha.
“We should not lose the opportunities for the artists in Okinawa/Japan and Asian countries to be introduced internationally, and we strongly believe that we must continue the music and the entertainment,” the organizers also stated.
The festival organizers assure that the festival will proceed as planned in the new schedule dates. In addition to the previously announced participating artists, the full lineup now consists of 75 music acts from Asia, (40 domestic and 35 international). The new additions to the lineup include Japanese acts, Hashiken, Tonchi Pickles, Chiemi Jones, Saki Kowan (Shocking Momoiro), 8bit, Milk&Cookie, onoway, Ruki Sato, THE QUESTIONS, VERONICA VERONICO,  Kokoro to Kotoba, Hitomi Shimabukuro, the you, and omni sight. 

With the rescheduled date, the live performances will take place at Sakurazaka Theater, Sakurazaka Central, and more venues in Naha City, as well as, Music Town Oto-Ichiba, 7th Heaven Koza, Remy’s, and other venues in Okinawa City. The pre-recorded sets are free for everyone to watch, while on-site ticketed events can be enjoyed by Japan-based music fans when they purchase advance tickets at the Music Lane Okinawa website

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