Sunset Live is Kyushu’s most popular outdoor music festival, now in its 27th year. Enjoyed by over 15,000 people every year, Sunset Live first began as a small party in the parking lot of Beach Cafe Sunset. Now, over 40 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 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.
Sunset Live is just one hour from Tenjin, with direct shuttle buses from Hakata Station and Tenjin. Be sure to reserve your seat early: https://www.nishitetsutravel.jp/kyushu-tour/sunsetlive.shtml (Japanese language only).
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• 9/7 (Sat.), 9/8 (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 17:00) ¥6,000, JHS and HS ¥4,000 (*must buy the Adult One Day ticket and show their student ID on the day to receive ¥3,500 cashback), Door: Adult One Day ¥8,500, Adult Night (after 17:00) ¥7,000, 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, Fukuoka
• 092-708-9944 (Ticket Pia 10:00~18:00)
• Bus service to Sunset Live venue