【Festival Review】An extraordinary day of music out on the green at “Fuji Rock Festival 2017”

03.September.2017 | MUSIC / SPOT

This year’s Fuji Rock Festival was held from July 28th to July 30th and brought in a record high 125,000 music lovers who gathered outdoors on the grass to get away and enjoy an extraordinary day of music.

 

With gleaming smiles on their faces, everybody stood in front of the main stage of Fuji Rock Festival ’17 with their hearts beating.

FRF1.FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL’17メインエントランス。ただいまと微笑む全来場者の胸が高鳴る。

The even of Fuji Rock is much-loved part of the festival’s experience for fans and something they have adored for many years.

FRF2.フジロック前夜祭も長年ファンに愛される名物

A big yoga session was happening in the early hours of the day close by the tent site to relax people’s heart and body before enjoying the festival.

FRF3.実は早朝にはテントサイト近くでヨガも開催!!

Countless Fuji rockers were gathered from the very first day of the festival in front of the biggest stage, the “Green Stage.” You could hear people having fun at each of the festival’s stages.

FRF4.初日から多くのフジロッカーがGREEN STAGEに集まる

“Vast” is the word to describe the panorama of the Green Stage.

FRF10.広大という言葉が似合うGREEN STAGEパノラマ

It’s also common to see people taking some time out to rest by the riverside during intervals between performances.

FRF5.LIVEの合間に川辺で身体を休める光景も定番

There was heavy rainfall at this year’s Fuji Rock as seen in photos where streaks of rain are visible. Even so, the Fuji rockers were having fun playing in the mud puddles caused by the downpour. It’s an important reminder that you should enjoy both music and nature together.

FRF11.降りしきる大雨によってできた泥の水たまりで遊ぶフジロッカーたち。必要なのは自然と音楽を楽しむ心。

Welcome to The Palace Of Wonder stage.

FRF8.PALACE OF WONDERへようこそ

Fuji Rock raises the bar every year. The Palace Of Wonder stage captures the true charm of the festival, with people captivated by all of the performances that unfolded in this fantastical area.

FRF9.幻想的な空間で繰り広げられるLIVEに浸る人々

The Green Stage at nighttime, where people’s faces can be seen glowing from the lights, has a much different feel to it than during the day, and it showed on their faces that they were having the best time.

FRF7.多くのオーディエンスの前で光り輝く夜のGREEN STAGE

Aphex Twin put on a show with lasers which when coupled with the continuous rainfall created what looked like dotted lights. People were pulled into an overwhelming world and performance.

FRF14.ヘッドライナーが魅せる光景(Aphex Twin)

FRF15.夜も降り続ける雨粒に当たりレーザー光線も点線のように放射される(Aphex Twin)

FRF16.圧倒的空間演出のヘッドライナーAphex Twin

Pumped and excited artists left an impression on people over at the Red Marquee stage which was decorated with ceiling illuminations.

FRF18.天井電飾が特徴的な夜のRED MARQUEE(寄り)(MONDO GROSSOとfeat.bird)

FRF19.天井電飾が特徴的な夜のRED MARQUEE(左前から)

FRF20.天井電飾が特徴的な夜のRED MARQUEE(左後から)

People danced their way into the night, never stopping once even when the sky was becoming light again.

FRF21.空が明るくなり始めるも踊り飽き足らないフジロッカー達

Things has quietened down by 5am. But that changed when Denki Groove surprised everyone by coming on stage to bring the party to its climax once more, signalling dawn.

FRF22.夜明けを迎えたRED MARQUEE

Afterwards, the Fuji rockers then made their way to the Dragondola, Japan’s longest gondola lift, to ride up the mountain summit area.

FRF24.日本最長ドラゴンドラに乗ってフジロック山頂エリアへ

They were greeted by Licaxxx at the apex who was ready to begin the morning rave.

FRF25.ゴンドラに乗り集まった客を朝から沸かせるLicaxxx

The Fuji Rock mountain summit area is called “Day Dreaming and Silent Breeze.”

FRF26.フジロック山頂エリア、DAY DREAMING and SILENT BREEZE

The boardwalk was also packed with people.

FRF27.ボードウォークにも人がたくさん混雑

People set up location in the bower and to had fun in whatever way they liked.

FRF28.木陰のゾーンに拠点を設け休む人々

FRF29.腰をかけたりよじ登ったり自由なスタイルで楽しむフジロッカー達

At the White Stage was the famous sight of all the people bunched together, something which has even brought in crowd control.

FRF30.超満員で規制のかかるWHITE STAGE(レキシ)

At another part of the festival, Emerson Kitamura was entertaining the crowd on the Yaeba Shokudou stage, a more chill and at-home environment.

FRF31.アットホームな苗場食堂ステージのエマーソン北村氏

Björk headlined the final day of Fuji Rock 2017. The Green Stage was dyed in the world and vision of Björk had the entire audience entranced under her spell.

FRF33.最終日ヘッドライナーBjörkのステージ

MAJOR LAZER headlined the White Stage where the party people gathered to dance once more.

FRF36.WHITE STAGEで最後にもうひと踊りしに集まったPARTY PEOPLEたち(MAJOR LAZER)

FRF37.WHITE STAGEの最終日大トリMAJOR LAZER

The Fuji rockers hesitatingly began making their way back home, awaking from the dream of the 3 days they have just experienced.

FRF38.夢から覚めゆくのを躊躇いながらも帰路に就き始めるフジロッカー達

Let’s get together at this exciting place again next year too! Thank you, Fuji Rock! See you again, Yaeba!

FRF39.楽しかったこの場所で必ずまた来年も会いましょう!!Thank You FUJI ROCK!!またね苗場!!

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