Sunset Live 2018

START: Sep 1, 2018 END: Sep 2, 2018

Sunset Live is Kyushu’s most popular outdoor music festival, now on its 26th year. Enjoyed by over 15,000 people every year, Sunset Live first began as a small party in the parking lot of Sunset Cafe. Now, over sixty bands and artists 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. The festival is held on a natural, crescent-shaped beach in Keya, Itoshima which leads straight into the beautifully warm waters of the Genkai-nada Sea, and is bordered on one side by lush green mountains. All along the beach, colorful booths sell refreshments and food prepared by some of Fukuoka’s hippest restaurants and bars! Whether you’re alone or with friends and family, you can chill out and groove to the music, take a walk on the beach, cool off in the sea, or try stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) and more! This is also the perfect summer festival for eco-warriors, as the event also focuses on “saving nature for the future” – from inspiring art installations and efficient recycling booths to recycled food utensils. And art lovers can enjoy live painting by various international and local artists over the course of the weekend.

Click here for the artist lineup:

Click here for the live painting lineup:

• 9/1 (Sat.), 9/2 (Sun.)
• 11:30~20:00 (open: 11:00)
• Adv.: Adult One Day ¥7,500, Adult Two Days ¥14,000 (incl. original towel), Adult Night (after 18:00) ¥5,500, JHS and HS ¥4,000 (*must buy the Adult One Day ticket and show their student ID on the day to receive ¥3,500 cash back), Door: Adult One Day ¥8,500, Adult Night (after 18:00) ¥6,500, JHS and HS: ¥5,000 (*must show student ID), ES and under: Free (*only if together with family)
*Guardian supervision required for ES and JHS
Keya Beach, 2589 Shima-keya, Itoshima City
092-708-9944 (Ticket Pia)
Bus service to Sunset Live venue

Amongst the 60+ bands at Sunset Live 2018, these international artists will also be making waves at Keya Beach! Check them out! Fukuoka Now has a very limited supply of discounted tickets for Sunset Live 2018 – save ¥1,000 off each ticket – scroll up.

Sep. 1 (Sat.)

Sandii (Hawaii)
Sandii has had a long and colorful career as a singer and hula dancer. She lived in Hawaii during her late teens and most of her twenties, and in that period, sang in clubs and studied hula. Enjoy the summer-y sounds of her Hawaiian songs together with the strums of ukulele!

Sep. 2 (Sun.)

Rappelkopf (Korea)
Let Rappelkopf from Busan, Korea show you that Korean music is not just “K-pop” as you jam to their rockin’ beats!

Here are just some of the popular and local acts appearing:

Sep. 1 (Sat.)
– Palm Stage –
16:55 Chelmico
17:35 Kyushu Danji Shinsengumi
18:15 Olive Oil
19:00 Takkyu Ishino

– Mori no Stage –
15:00 Emi Meyer
17:35 Rei
19:00 Petrolz

– Beach Stage –
17:15 Dai Hirai
19:05 Pushim x In-sist

– Kaze no Stage –
18:10 Sunset Rap Trive

Sep. 2 (Sun.)
– Palm Stage –
17:30 Wednesday Campanella
18:25 Rhymester
19:20 Creepy Nuts

– Mori no Stage –
17:35 The Gang Buskers
18:55 Okamoto’s

– Beach Stage –
17:45 Nulbarich
19:20 Sheena and the Rokkets

– Kaze no Stage –
17:00 Moroha
18:35 Iri

Published: Jul 26, 2018 / Last Updated: Aug 31, 2018