Free Outdoor Music Festival

 Matsushima's popular annual music festival is back this Saturday May 27th and Sunday May 28th. More than 100 bands will perform rock music and other musical styles. Saturday has special guests on two stages, and Sunday features many outdoor stages with the historic and scenic Matsushima waterfront as a backdrop. Sunday night is capped off by a sunset cruise finale which will take place on a sightseeing boat as it cruises Matsushima Bay.

The festival is free of charge except for the sunset cruise stage (details and tickets)

Last update: 5/17/17 We will add details as we receive them from the festival organizers.


Opening Event: Saturday May 27th (11am-7pm)

Main Event: Sunday May 28th (10:30am-5:40pm)

Sunset Cruise Stage: Sunday May 28th (5pm-7pm)


Opening Event: Ishidazawa Bosai Center map 

Main Event: 13 Outdoor Stages (including in front of Godaido Temple, the Green Area, Kakomachi Minka and more)

Sunset Cruise Stage: aboard a Marubun Matsushima Ship details and tickets


Opening Event: 11 special guest groups

Main event: 121 groups with 430 people, 18 groups on the High School Stage, 6 groups of special guests 

List of performers here (Japanese with pictures)