The 2014 J-POP SUMMIT Festival, San Francisco’s annual celebration of Japanese pop culture, music, fashion and film, gives fans and attendees an unforgettable way to get up close and personal with all your favorite Japanese stars as it announces special VIP Passes for this year’s event.
J-POP SUMMIT VIP passes give attendees a way to maximize their Festival experience. The festival remains open to public and FREE to attend, but VIP pass holders will have unrestricted access to premium viewing areas to catch all the live music and programming on the Japantown Pagoda Stage on Saturday and Sunday July 19th and 20th, as well as for the J-POP LIVE At UNION SQUARE concert, set for the evening of Saturday July 19th. Catch a dazzling array of Japan’s top pop and rock acts including Tokyo Girls’ Style, DAICHI, Una, YANAKIKU, The Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass, Pinky Doodle Poodle, May’n and many more!!
In addition, VIP Pass holders will be invited to attend exclusive autograph and photo sessions with J-POP SUMMIT Festival Guests of Honor Tokyo Girls’ Style and a meet & greet with Guest of Honor Japanese actor Yûki Furukawa. Each VIP attendee also will receive a special J-POP SUMMIT Gift Bag containing an official J-POP SUMMIT T-shirt, and other J-Pop goodies, collectable souvenirs, and products from official sponsors including, SEGA, UNIQLO, Meiji, Nishimoto Trading Co., Clif Bar, and more!
The annual J-POP SUMMIT takes place July 19th and 20th and has become one of the largest events in the United States dedicated to showcasing the many facets of Japanese pop culture, entertainment media and fandom. Attendance in 2013 exceeded 80,000 people. Full Festival details and updates are available at: www.j-pop.com.
Three types of J-POP SUMMIT VIP Passes are now available:
• PREMIUM VIEWER PASS - $35.00 each
Viewer Pass includes access to premium viewing areas for Japantown Pagoda Main Stage for both festival days as well as the J-POP LIVE AT UNION SQUARE concert. Get up close to all the on-stage action on both days of the Festival!
• VIP PASS A - $85.00 each (Limited to only 50 passes!!)
Pass A includes access to premium viewing areas for Japantown Pagoda Main Stage for both festival days as well as the J-POP LIVE AT UNION SQUARE concert. Pass holders are also invited to attend a special exclusive autograph and photo session with J-Pop idol group Tokyo Girls’ Style as well as a personal meet & greet with actor Yûki Furukawa. Pass holder also will receive a special J-POP SUMMIT gift bag.
• VIP PASS B - $85.00 each
Pass B includes access to premium viewing areas for Japantown Pagoda Main Stage for both festival days as well as the J-POP LIVE AT UNION SQUARE concert. Pass holders will be invited to attend a special exclusive autograph and photo session with J-Pop idol group Tokyo Girls’ Style. Pass holder will also receive a special J-POP SUMMIT gift bag.
PURCHASING VIP PASSES
All three levels of J-POP SUMMIT VIP Passes are available online, as well as on-site both days of the Festival.
Please visit the official J-POP SUMMIT web site at: http://www.j-pop.com/2014/VIP for online secure, encrypted purchase.
Attendees also can visit BROWN PAPER TICKETS for the secure purchase of the following:
PREMIUM VIEWER PASS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/745574
VIP PASS “A”: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/730843
VIP PASS “B”: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/736050
ON-SITE FESTIVAL PURCHASE
Attendees also may purchase VIP Passes on-site both days of the J-POP SUMMIT Festival (subject to availability). Visit the VIP Pass Booth located in front of the NEW PEOPLE venue or Union Square to purchase. A limited number will be made available each day and will be available on a first-come first served basis.
VIP Pass Booth Times: July 19th (Sat) & July 20th (Sun) 10:00am – 6:00pm
HOW TO PICK UP PASSES
Visit the VIP Pass Booth located in front of the NEW PEOPLE venue to pick up purchased Passes.
Purchaser must present: A printed ticket with barcode, or downloaded onto a mobile device AND a valid photo I.D. (*Passes will not be issued without these items; No entry permitted to the premium viewing areas without a Pass; VIP Pass booth at Union Square is For Sales Only - no pick-up)
MEET & GREET SCHEDULE AND DETAILS
ABOUT THE FEATURED ARTISTS
Tokyo Girls’ Style – J-Pop Teen Idol Group:
The smash hit group Tokyo Girls’ Style formed in 2010 and has become a major new force in the bustling Japanese pop music scene. Consisting of 5 teenagers - Ayano Konishi, Miyu Yamabe, Hitomi Arai, Yuri Nakae and Mei Shoji – the group, whose member’s average age was only 15, was signed to Avex, released four debut singles within their first year. Tokyo Girls’ Style has gone on to captivate millions of avid fans across Japan with a hook-driven funk and disco sound that is infused with a glossy urban appeal. As of 2012, the group was the youngest female act to ever headline a concert at Tokyo’s most famous Budokan live hall, has released several hit records in Taiwan and Hong Kong, and also performed live shows in Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Additional information on Tokyo Girls’ Style is available at: http://tokyogirlsstyle.jp/tokyogirlsstyle_en. Fans can also catch their music videos on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/TokyoGirlsStyle.
Yûki Furukawa – Actor:
Born in 1987 Tokyo, Yûki moved to Canada at the age of 7. After graduating junior high school, he moved to America to enter a high school in New York and return to Japan at the age of 19. Yûki was a student at Keio University, faculty of Science and Technology. March 2010, Yûki received the jury’s special award at the “Horipro’s 50 Year Anniversary Actor Audition” as his acting and English skills were highly evaluated. Features he has starred include Wood Job! (Film, 2014), Mahoro Ekimae Kyosokyoku (Film, 2014) and Mischievous Kiss 2: Love in Tokyo (TV Drama, 2014).