Fuji Rocks Festival 25/26/27 July'08

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    Fuji Rocks Festival 25/26/27 July'08

    Hi,

    I'm planning on going to the Fuji Rocks Festival in Japan on the 24th - 28th July. If you don't know it, it is an amazing three day music festival in beautiful Japanese countryside, with a great line-up playing an eclectic mix of great music!

    Are there any laid back, festival-going types who would like to join me. I'm hoping to put together a nice sized group of splendid people to enjoy what looks like an amazing festival...

    Ant


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    I think I might be up for it! Just had a look at the website and especially looking fwd to acts like Ben Folds, the Breeders, Travis, Underworld, Primal Scream etc Fuji Rock Festival 08 - English

    Would tickets have to be snapped up soon? Is camping the only option?


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    Hi muse,
    Indeed, the festival does look great! Great line-up, and there are more acts to follow.
    Not sure about the camping/not camping situation, but for me, thats all part of the fun of going to a weekend festival!
    In terms of tickets, I'm getting mine within the next couple of weeks or so, as I'm sure they will be snapped up like hot cakes...


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    camping's not the only option. The smaller inns right near the ski resort book up pretty much a year in advance, though there is the big Prince hotel that actually runs the resort where the festival is. If there are any rooms there left, they tend to be pretty expensive, at least $150-$200 US a night, though they're always hard to get.
    Last year, I stayed at a traditional inn at the town with the nearest rail station. Your best bet is to go through a travel agent to book these, but don't worry; shuttle buses run all the time straight from downtown, and they stop at inns along the way, too.
    You could camp, though I've heard horror stories about people broiling in their tents when the sun comes up and about nasty spider bites.
    That said, it was the cleanest, best-sounding, best-run festival I have ever been to. It's pricey, but definitely worth it. Everyone is polite, drinks are cheap, the sound is amazing, and there's plent of room at the venues, and no overbleed of sound between stages. It'll be tough to top when Battles' performance from last year, though. Go to the show, and you won't be disappointed.


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    Sounds like camping is the only option at present then!

    That's fine with me - enjoy camping so long as someone supplies the tent.

    However, being somewhat arachnophobic I'd be a bit worried about spiders, eek! Guess one could take precautions