Ajay Junaid
January 16, 2019
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The Lifestyle Hub is looking out for all you headbangers and moshpit fanatics. The insights team has broken down the 5 must-attend rock festivals in Asia for 2019. Ranging from alternative rock to electronic rock, and indie rock to thrash metal - also throwing into the mix genres unrelated to rock.

When you’re planning your 2019 adventures, don’t forget to include a couple of these into your agenda.  

PULP SUMMER SLAM XIX

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Ticket Price: $

Dates: March 23, 2019.

Line-up: Slayer, Her Name in Blood, Emmure, SikTh, and Thy Art is Murder

Location: Quezon City, Philippines

Attendance: 25,000+

Thrash metal legends Slayer to perform in the Philippines ‘one final time’ at the electrifying PULP SUMMER SLAM.

PULP SUMMER SLAM is the longest running metal festival in Southeast Asia, heading into its 19th year. It’s ranked by the prestigious global listing known as Festival 250. Having delivered 18 years of pure epicness, the Slam has most certainly created a community that establishes the Philippine’s burning passion for heavy metal.

The 2019 edition is a special occasion as it will be the home of the only Southeast Asia date for the legendary thrash metal band Slayer’s Final World Tour.

Price Range: $25 - $220

For tickets: Click Here

Fuji Rock Festival

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Ticket Price: $$

Dates: July 27 - 29, 2019

Location: Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture, Japan

Attendance: 140,000+ (Across three-days)

Fuji Rock Festival - ranked by Festival 250, as the 3rd best festival in the world! Not entirely a rock festival but one could assume it could very well sit under the category of alternative rock. It’s no coincidence it’s so highly ranked, a festival that constantly stays true to its ethos and roots. A wide range of musical acts plus a backdrop as photogenic as they come. Previous editions of Fuji Rock have welcomed rock pioneers Queens of the Stone Age, electronic rock legends LCD Soundsystem (a personal favourite of mine) and so many more. I think I’ve made my point.

Price Range: Ranges from $175 - $400 for a General Admission pass

For more information, please visit: FujiRock

Rock in Japan

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Ticket Price: $$

Dates: Held during early August over two weekends

2017 Line-up Highlights: VAMPS, BACK-NUMBER, SCANDAL, and Crossfaith

Location: Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

Attendance: 275,000+ (Across two weekends)

The biggest rock festival in Japan in regards to overall attendance. A festival that’s a perfect fit for those who are looking to watch J-Rock and J-Pop artists at the attractive Seaside Park on the Ibaraki Coast. Rock in Japan is a festival wherein the lovers of Rock come together and can be seen enjoying and embracing the moments and the electric vibes of the festival.

Price Range: $125 - $390

For more information, please visit: RockinJapan

Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival

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Ticket Price: $$

Dates: August 10 - 12, 2019

2018 Line-up Highlights: Nine Inch Nails, My Bloody Valentine, Mike Shinoda, and Jaurim

Location: Pentaport Park, Incheon, South Korea

Attendance: 40,000+

Last year, festival-goers were over the moon with the line-up announcement of Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival - spanning three-days of diverse music that caters to the masses, but at the same time ensures there’s a little something for everyone. The 2018 edition featured industrial rock icons Nine Inch Nails, My Bloody Valentine, hometown heroes Jaurim, and Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda. What sets them apart is the ability to attract top-tier headliners in the world of rock music, and showcasing the local talent amongst the international icons.

Price Range: Starting from $155

For more information, please visit: PentaportRockFest

Summer Sonic

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Ticket Price: $$

Dates: August 16 - 18, 2019

2018 Line-up Highlights: Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Beck, Greta Van Fleet, Nickelback, and many more.

Location: Osaka and Chiba, Japan

Attendance: 200,000+ (Across three days)

A staple since 2000 - Summer Sonic boasts the best line-up in Asia by quite some margin. Playing host to a variety of genres spread across multiple stages. Last year’s edition welcomed the rock icons mentioned above, as well as genre-specific superstars such as Chance the Rapper, Marshmello, Shawn Mendes, J Balvin and Alessia Cara. Did I mention they have already secured the Red Hot Chili Peppers for the 2019 edition?

Price Range: $145 - $275

For more information, please visit: SummerSonic