Summer Sonic 2011 Lineup Announced

Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Strokes and a special mystery guest from the U.K. are headlining Japan’s Summer Sonic festival.

The event takes place Aug. 13-14 with two days in Osaka and two days at Chiba Marine Stadium in Tokyo.

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Although a daily lineup hasn’t been announced yet, fans can expect to see most bands play one city the first day and the other city the next.

John Lydon’s Public Image Ltd. (PiL), Arrested Development, and One Ok Rock will only be found on Tokyo’s lineup.  Primal Scream (playing its 1991 album Screamadelica) will be featured exclusively in Osaka.

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Acts playing both cities include Suede, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Mars Volta, James Blunt, Panic! At The Disco, Mute Math, Simple Plan, and House Of Pain.

Deerhunter will also be there along with Brother, Friendly Fires, Jessie J, Mona, Neon Trees, Sharks, Two Door Cinema Club, and more.

One-day tickets to Tokyo’s version of Summer Sonic will set you back ¥15,000 ($183.51). Two-day Tokyo tickets are priced at ¥27,000 ($330.32).

One-day Osaka tickets are a bit cheaper at ¥12,500 ($152.92) each. Two-day tickets are ¥22,500 ($275.26) each.

For more information, click here for Summer Sonic’s website.