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The 2015 J-Pop Summit Announces Its First Day of Programming

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JAM Project ar the 2015 J-Pop Summit

JAM Project will perform at 2015 J-Pop Summit

The 2015 J-Pop Summit has announced its first day of programming. This year’s festival is highlighted by live music from a wide range of pop, ani-pop, electronica, punk/alternative, and a cappella artists, as well as live comedy and other acts to complement an extensive roster of attractions, participants and exhibits, and other live programming.

The 2015 J-Pop Summit is taking place Saturday and Sunday Aug. 8 and 9, 2015 at the historic Fort Mason Center in San Francisco’s Marina district. Tickets and V.I.P Passes are available now at: www.J-POP.com. Both types of passes include access to daytime programming as well as the J-Pop Live Night concert. V.I.P Pass holders will have priority access to a premium viewing area and also will be invited to an exclusive Meet and Greet Event with JAM Project on Saturday, Aug. 8 and Eir Aoi on Sunday, Aug. 9, respectively.

This year’s live performers reflect the diversity and unique creative expression in Japan and capturing a global following. The first-ever two-night event J-Pop Live Night tops off Saturday, Aug. 8, with an evening concert by anime music super-group – JAM Project – as well as live sets from pop singer Eir Aoi, frenetic rock band, Gacharic Spin, and returning all-girl punk rock acts, JinnyOops! and the Akabane Vulgars on Strong Bypass.

On Saturday afternoon, attendees also will be treated to the U.S. debut of Little Glee Monster, an extraordinary six-member female a cappella group that has received wide acclaim in Japan for their unique vocal treatments to a range of popular Japanese and English songs. Also making their debut at J-Pop Summit will be FES★TIVE, a unique act built around the concept of Japanese “festivals” that has garnered a global following with their up-tempo, catchy sound. The hilarious antics of the comedy duo Jaru Jaru also come to U.S. shores for the first time as does the stylish female pop duo, FaintStar.

J-Pop Summit also introduces attendees to a brand new way to show their love of favorite Japanese idols with the Cheerz App, on which users can upload photos to show support for a wide array of artists, including ones performing at J-Pop Summit. Cheerz users also can receive additional opportunities for visibility and promotion based on their photo’s popularity among other users of the app. Over 300 top Japanese artists are currently active on Cheerz and since its launch in December 2014, fans have cheered on their favorite idols over 40 million times.

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