Tokyo's Rainbow Disco Club is a popular dance and club event that keeps getting bigger and better year after year.
- When? TBC May 2018
- Where? Higashi Izu Cross Country Course
- Price: 18,000 yen
They say you'll find a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow and it's certainly true when it comes to Tokyo's Rainbow Disco Club: if you have the stamina for this year's extended extravaganza, you'll be rewarded with a wealth of musical treasure. Once a one-day experience, this year's edition of Tokyo's Rainbow Disco Club is set to span a whole weekend with three days of musical and artistic immersion from a glittering chest of local and international acts.
Originally held in the city centre, this year the event heads to the Izu Peninsula; a subtropical mountainous area west of Tokyo. Largely vacant on the tourist map the Izu Peninsula offers stunning views north to Mount Fuji. The electronic music manages to retain an urban-feel amidst the green fields and barefoot dancers that emanate a laid-back holiday vibe. Delay returning to Tokyo by a day or two and take a detour to the east where you can find hot springs down on the coast. You're danced out feet will be psyched.
It's not only the scenery that's impressive; the event draws Tokyo's bright young things en masse. There's definitely a hip feel to the event with craft beer stalls and plenty of trendy pop-ups serving a range of food. However the real appeal is the lineup, with globally renowned DJs and artists performing throughout the weekend.
Highlights in previous years include Rush Hour Allstars and techno-wizard San Proper as well as Tokyo-born Soichi Terada and Germany's Move D who produces disco music with a twist. The past headline slot has featured the likes of English DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall, who has remixed the likes of Bjork, The Orb, Manic Street Preachers and My Bloody Valentine, so prepare to dance into the early hours.
Rainbow Disco Club Weekend tickets are likely to sell out fast so organise your Tokyo trip well in advance. In 2016 day tickets were, rather boldly, not offered, the organiser's attempt to cajole festival goers into sousing themselves in musical experiences for the whole weekend. Camping tickets should be purchased by the tent.
Pitch up a tent and knuckle down for a spectacular spectrum of music.
- Get there: Take the train to Izu-Inatori Station.
- Stay: Book accommodation in Higashiizu so you won't have far to travel home.
Visit the official website for more information.
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