With about 30 stages and three days to fill, you’d think that there should be a few good acts playing at the Hiroshima Flower Festival over Golden Week. Well, for some reason, I decided to wade through all the crap for you. I probably wouldn’t have if I’d known how deep I would get…
Musical taste is a highly subjective matter, so I’ve been scouring the web looking for links and videos that should give you an idea of what you might like to catch, and what you might want to avoid. There is a long list of published guests and I’m working my way down it.
Below are the first nine sixteen. I plan to add more, but who knows how far I will get – I’m already feeling quite depressed. Hoping to have the time and energy to post a map with the stage locations on too… For those interested in other stuff going on at the festival, there are more details in the event listing (to which I’m also adding info as I get it and have time to update).
Anyway, here is what I’ve got through so far the full line up. Any of these lot strike your fancy?
This year’s main guest is local hero and former member of the rock band Unicorn, Okuda Tamio. He is doing an acoustic set on the main Carnation Stage on Day 2 (May 4 at 16:30). Get there early as it will be paaaacked.
Locally born rapper who will no doubt be doing a rendition of his Hiroshima Carp song Red Wind. Appearing on the Hop Stage (May 3 17:45), Olive Stage (May 4 16:35) and Cosmos Stage (May 5 17:00).
Songstress from Okinawa Uema Yano appears on the Iris Stage (May 5 18:00). Must say I prefer this style to the video below.
Local singer Ishii Anna is appearing on the Tulip Stage (May 3 11:00), Karaa Stage (May 3 17:30), Suzuran Stage (May 4 13:00), Sakura Stage (May 4 14:00), Hop Stage (May 4 15:15), Saboten Stage (May 4 17:00), Hibiscus Stage (May 5 13:00)
HBR LOVE “Heap Up Hiroshima By A Song, And A Dance”. Watch them try to do that in Shimane here. They appear on the Tulip Stage (May 3 13:30) Hop Stage (May 3 16:30 and May 4 17:45), Saboten Stage (May 4 12:00), Sweet Pea Stage (May 4 15:00), Suzuran Stage (May 5 14:00) and Hibiscus Stage (May 5 17:00).
“wAsian Diva” EMIKO from Yamaguchi appears on the Hibiscus Stage (May 3 12:00) and Hop Stage (May 3 17:00)
Sax & Electone unit Oosedo Chishima appear on the Suzuran Stage (May 3 12:00), Pulmeria Stage (May 4 16:30), Tulip Stage (May 4 11:00), Sweet Pea (May 4 14:00), Karaa Stage (May 4 17:30), Hop Stage (May 5 14:30 and 17:45)
Appearing on the Pulmeria Stage (May 4 12:30, Suzuran Stage (May 4 15:00)
Appearing on the Saboten Stage (May 3 15:00), Hop Stage (May 3 18:00), Tulip Stage (May 4 12:00), Poppy Stage (May 4 15:30), Daisy Stage (May 5 17:00)
Appearing on the Hibiscus Stage (May 3 14:00), Saboten (May 3 17:00), Tulip Stage (May 4 15:00), Suzuran Stage (May 5 13:00), Hop Stage (May 5 16:45)
Appearing on the Dalia Stage (May 3 14:00), Sumire Stage (May 3 18:00), Daisy Stage (May 4 11:30), Hop Stage (May 4 18:20)