Sunset Live 2016

START: Sep 3, 2016 END: Sep 4, 2016

Kyushu’s biggest outdoor music festival!
80+ live bands over two days on the beach. GO!

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9/3 (Sat.), 9/4 (Sun.) – Summer’s Grand Finale!
Sunset Live is Kyushu’s most popular outdoor music festival, returning this year for its 24th iteration. Enjoyed by over 15,000 people, Sunset Live started as a party in the parking lot of Sunset Cafe. Now, bands covering a wide range of genres (including some of Japan’s most popular acts) perform across several stages and are watched by legions of adoring fans.

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The festival is held on a natural, crescent-shaped beach in Keya, Itoshima, just one hour from Tenjin. As if that wasn’t enough, the festival is bordered on one side by lush green mountains, and the beach leads straight into the beautifully warm waters of the Genkai-nada Sea. All along the beach, colorful booths sell refreshments and food prepared by some of Fukuoka’s hippest restaurants and bars! Packed into two days (from three last year) and with a new stage for 2016, this year’s Sunset Live will be more exciting than ever!

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For chill-out time, take a walk on the beach, cool off in the sea, or catch some shade inside the umi-no-ie beach huts. Other entertainment will keep all your senses buzzed – from Indian dance to pro-wrestling!

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This is the perfect summer festival for eco-warriors, as the event also focuses on “saving nature for the future” – from inspiring art installations to efficient recycling booths. And art lovers can enjoy live painting by various international and local artists over the course of the weekend.

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Check out the 2015 Sunset Live report, the 2014 Sunset Live photo gallery and the 2012 photo booth gallery for more snaps!

Sunset Live 2016 Line-up
Over 80 artists on six stages, including Lecca, Leo, Group Tamashii, Humble Soul (from Hawaii) and Crystal Kay!

See the full line-up here!

Sunset Live 2016 Artist Collage

PLUS, we’ve got all the deets on the six foreign acts performing at this year’s festival. Read all about them here.

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Regular Tickets
Advance Tickets: Adult One Day ¥6,500, Adult Night (after 18:00) ¥5,000, Two Days ¥13,000 (incl. original towel), JS & HS Advance Discount ¥4,000 *Buy Adult One Day ticket & show Student ID on the day for ¥2,500 cash back (¥1,000 cash back for Adult Night ticket)!
Door: Adult One Day ¥7,500, Adult Night (after 18:00) ¥6,000, JS & HS ¥5,000

* MS & HS students are required to show student card.
* Under MS must be accompanied by caretakers.
* ES free (when attending as part of a family).

Available: Ticket Pia, 7-Eleven, Circle K Sunkus, Lawson Ticket, Lawson, e+, Family Mart

Ticket Pia
• Tel.: 092-708-9944 (10:00~18:00)
• Web: P-codes 298-787 (1 day) / 782-168 (2 days), URL:
• Shop: 7-Eleven, Circle K Sunkus, Ticket Pia Spot
Lawson Ticket
• Tel.: 0570-084-008
• Web: L-code 87700 (1 day) / 87701 (2 days), URL:
• Shop: Lawson
E plus
• Web:
• Shop: Family Mart

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Sunset Live takes place on the idyllic shores of Keya Beach, Itoshima.


View Sunset Live in a larger map

By bus: Catch the express bus “Ito Shima” from Hakata station or Tenjin station. Get off at the “Maebaru” stop. From Chikuzen Maebaru Station (North exit), catch the bus for Keya (operated by Showa Bus)

Sunset Live 2016
Keya, Itoshima
9/3 (Sat.), 9/4 (Sun.)

For more information, check the official Sunset Live Japanese website:

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Published: Jul 14, 2016 / Last Updated: Sep 5, 2016

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