Organizers of renowned Japanese music festival Rainbow Disco Club (RDC) have announced an all-local lineup and 24-hour program for May 1st, 2021. A downsized edition of the gathering will take place at Chidori Park, Tokyo instead of its longtime location on the Izu Peninsula.
The nearly 11-year-old festival will take place with an all-local entertainment roster. The bill includes CHIDA. DJ Nobu and Sobriety with live sets by Wata Igarashi and Sauce81, among others.
The ticket price is ¥10.000 (equivalent to roughly $90), and the event will operate in a limited capacity due to COVID-19. Guests are required to submit personal information with ticket purchases to comply with hygiene measures. Additionally, attendees must wear a non-woven mask, maintain social distance, and disinfect their hands. Excessive shouting and talking will not be allowed.
After a rough start in 2011 due to the impact of tsunami and earthquake in Japan, RDC has grown to be a fixture of the country’s electronic music scene. Their original location, Harumi Port Terminal, was occupied by the Japanese government in 2015 as officials executed plans to build an athletes’ village ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020.
RDC Co-Founder Masahiro Tsuchiya then settled on Izu Peninsula. Since then, the gathering became more family orientated and one for more discerning music fans in Japan. Guests bring their children and even dogs.
Rainbow Disco Club’s main program starts at 9:00 AM and finishes early with night-time activities taking place away from the campsite’s earshot. Previous editions of the festival have seen performances by Four Tet, Floating Points, and Octo Octa among others.
Check the festival website for tickets and other information regarding Rainbow Club Disco 2021.