Tickets Available and First Official Guests Announced for the 2015 J-Pop Summit
The J-Pop Summit, the Japanese pop culture celebration held annually in San Francisco, has announced that tickets to attend the 2015 edition festival went on sale on April 10, 2015. General admission as well as V.I.P. passes are now available.
The 2015 J-Pop Summit will begin with an Opening Night Premiere Screening event on Friday August 7th at The Castro Theatre, and also take place Saturday and Sunday August 8th and 9th at the historic Fort Mason Center in San Francisco’s Marina district.
The 2015 J-Pop Summit also announces its first two Guests of Honor – pop singer Eir Aoi and the all-girl rock band Gacharic Spin. Both artists will perform live for fans and attendees on the Fort Mason Center main stage. Both artists’ appearances are made possible with the support of PROMIC (Foundation for Promotion of Music Industry and Culture) and RAIJ (Recording Industry Association of Japan).
Pop singer Eir Aoi is widely known for performing the theme songs to a variety of popular anime series including Fate/Zero, Sword Art Online and Kill la Kill. She has released three full albums since her debut in 2012. In Japan, Eir Aoi is signed to SME Records (Sony Music Entertainment).
The 2015 J-Pop Summit also welcomes Gacharic Spin, one of the strongest, most aggressive, most flamboyant, all-female bands from Japan. Gacharic Spin has performed in the United States, Korea, China, Hong Kong, France and Luxemburg and will make their first-ever San Francisco appearance at the 2015 J-Pop Summit.
“We are extremely honored to kick off our music programming for the 2015 J-Pop Summit by announcing Eir Aoi and Gacharic Spin,” says Takeshi Yoshida, Executive Producer of the J-Pop Summit. “With the assistance and support of the Japanese Foundation for Promotion of Music Industry and Culture and the Recording Industry Association of Japan we look forward to presenting a dynamic roster of top pop and rock artists that showcase the tremendous music scene happening in Japan. Spreading the fun and excitement of Japanese pop culture, fashion, film and music has always been the mission of the J-Pop Summit and we will make this summer event one that people won’t soon forget!”
Passes for 2015 J-POP SUMMIT are available at:
ONE DAY J-POP SUMMIT PASS: FORT MASON: Includes One-Day access to J-Pop Summit at Fort Mason Center either on Saturday, August 8th or Sunday, August 9th.
Early Bird: $20.00 (Early bird pricing is available until June 30, 2015)
At The Door $30.00
WEEKEND J-POP SUMMIT PASS: FORT MASON: Includes full Two-Day access to J-Pop Summit at Fort Mason Center on both Saturday, August 8th and Sunday, August 9th.
Early Bird: $35.00 (Early bird pricing is available until Jun 30, 2015)
At The Door $45.00
KIDS WEEKEND PASS: FORT MASON: Includes Full Two-day access to J-Pop Summit at Fort Mason Center on both Saturday, August 8th and Sunday, August 9th.
Ages 6-12: $15.00 (No One-day pass for kids)
Ages 0-5: FREE
V.I.P. J-POP SUMMIT PASS: FORT MASON: Includes Full Two-day access to J-Pop Summit at Fort Mason Center on both Saturday, August 8th and Sunday, August 9th.
Early Bird: $90.00 (Early bird pricing is available until June 30, 2015)
J-Pop Summit V.I.P Passes include: A ticket to the Opening Special Premiere Event at The Castro Theatre on Friday, August 7th; a Weekend Pass to Fort Mason Center for Saturday, August 8th and Sunday, August 9th; access to Priority Line to the film screenings at the Japan Film Festival of San Francisco at New People Cinema from Saturday, August 8th to Sunday, August 16th (NOTE: Film tickets are NOT included, sold separately); access to Priority Line to Sake Summit at Union Square on Saturday, August 8th and Sunday, August 9th (NOTE: Admission to Sake Summit is NOT included, sold separately); access to VIP Check-In at The Castro Theatre and Fort Mason Center; access to premium viewing areas at the Fort Mason Center Stage; and an exclusive J-Pop Summit Gift Bag.