Kanye, Jack Johnson For Fuji

At midnight Feb. 27 Smash Corporation released the first list of artists who will play at this year’s Fuji Rock Festival, at the Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata Prefecture July 25-27. 

Kanye West and Jack Johnson appear to be two of the headliners, with Franz FerdinandBasement Jaxx and Manic Street Preachers not far behind.

Other acts include Bombay Bicycle ClubDarksideFanfare CiocarliaGarland JeffreysJonathan WilsonParquet CourtsPhil LeshPreservation Hall Jazz Band, and The Waterboys.

Several days before the announcement, a fake “leaked lineup” was circulated on the Internet saying that the headliners would be BeckArcade Fire and Pearl Jam.

In the meantime, Creativeman Productions has added new acts to its Summer Sonic/Sonicmania lineup for August 16-17: PixiesMegadethPhoenixAzealia BanksMetronomyKraftwerk, and more.