After Hours

Standing Against Things That Ruin Art

Music Festival / Apr 9, 2017 (Sun) / Tokyo, Japan

12:00 open / 13:00 start

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After Hours

This event was created with a single ideology; to create a space for artists who do not wish to compromise their artistic visions nor accommodate any authority to gather, and "stand against things that ruin art". These pure visions are something that most artists will have had at one time, but may have gradually faded due to the rigid system that still constrains them, stemming from the roots of the old traditional art and music industry.

Naturally, the artistic world has a deep relationship with philosophy and ideology. This is a realm where everyone can equally share their emotions and empathise, without losing the sensory pleasure. This is also a place where people can connect with each other, change each other's world view and become the power to move the world. In the past, excellent art has moved the public and changed the world. Art plays an important role in helping us express things that can't be spoken of, that can't be told. Music is not merely a sound sensation, it can also provide encouragement and comfort. We believe music can become the energy to reassure your own existence and give the power to live, so much more than mere recreation.

We feel that the country we live in, Japan, has the tendency to consume art and music as just entertainment. One thing we learned from our many years of travel throughout the world, is that art and music play a strong role in society, regardless of the country. However, Japan tends to highly value the physical accomplishment itself more, as opposed to recognising the power of influences that people and society bring to each other over a long period of time. What is important with artistic expression is not the outer layer, but what remains deep in the unconscious. We believe that is the true value of music.

With all these thoughts in mind, we'd like to make this festival a place where all the independent and true artists filled with originality and belief, and all the musical fans throughout the world can connect.

In order to achieve this, please lend your hand to us.

Feb 22, 2017
After Hours


Mar 23, 2017
Message from eastern youth

A new video message from eastern youth who will be headlining duo MUSIC EXCHANGE stage. They will perform from 20:15!

Mar 22, 2017
Message from Ray Yamada

New video message from Ray Yamada who just had her 4th year anniversary since the debut. Ray Yamada will perform at O-EAST 2nd Stage from 15:40!

Mar 21, 2017
Tickets running low!

Less than 3 weeks to go until After Hours '17, which features 31 magnificent artists. Tickets are selling fast, make sure to grab your tickets now!

Mar 21, 2017
Interview with CINRA

New interview available now at CINRA, featuring MONO, envy, downy, toe and Boris. Check it out!

Mar 20, 2017
Message from MOROHA

A new video message has arrived from one of the influential bands MOROHA. MOROHA will play at O-EAST 2nd stage from 17:20!

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After Hours '17 5th Line-Up


After Hours '17

Apr 9, 2017 (Sun)

Open 12:00 / Start 13:00



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SYNCHRONICITY + AFTER HOURS double pass available.

Important Notices


  • One ticket is valid for one person.
  • Audience members under elementary school age will be free. However, they must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • If we discover any fraudulent admissions, regardless of the reasons, we will be passing you to the police. Each individual is entitled to compensation for damages.
  • If you do not cooperate with our secuirty, we will be asking you to exit immediately. There will be also no refund.
  • We will not accept any changes or cancellation after ticket purchases.
  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, rules may change regardless of the announced schedule or information. Please understand that there will be no refund for the occurance of rule changes.
  • There will be no refund for artist cancellations or changes.
  • There will be an additional fee of 500JPY upon entrace for one drink.
  • Festival entry is planned to be held at O-EAST.
  • There are no planned door sales at this stage.


  • There will be no parking space available. Please use the nearby toll parking lots.


  • We do not permit any recording or filming of the performances regardless of personal or promotional use.
  • We do not allow audience members to bring in any bottles, cans, fireworks, alcohol, food or illegal substances.
  • We will not take any responsibility for theft or accidents in or outside the venue. We will however be able to provide first aid upon accidents. Safety and health of each audience members are their own responsibility.
  • We will not be able to provide any professional help for disabilities, but we will try our best to support. We will accept up to one individual for an attendant for disabilities.
  • We do not accept reentry.


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