With an overabundance of music festivals taking over the live events industry these days, promoters are having to come up with unique ways to differ their brand from the intense competition. The hit pop-metal crossover band from Japan known as Babymetal will be putting on their own multi-city music festival this summer, and the prerequisites to attend the events are about a niche as one could possibly imagine.
Titled The Five Fox Festival, the recently announced traveling event will set up camp in various cities across Japan starting on July 18 and running until Aug. 30. The real selling point is that the each of the shows will have five different themes, and may deny admission to patrons based on their sex, age and outfit.
According to the announcement on the band’s website, The Five Fox Festival will be broken down by individual show names and requirements with Black Fox Festival (males only), Red Fox Festival (females only), Gold Fox Festival (12-19 year olds only), Silver Fox Festival (60 year olds and up as well as elementary school children or younger) and White Fox Festival (corpse paint dress code).
These rules aren’t just a friendly suggestion, as the announcement specifically states, “Each show has its own specific conditions which purchasers must abide by. Please make sure that all of the conditions are met before you make the purchase. In the case that the purchaser does not meet the specific conditions and wins the ticket, we reserve the right to refuse admittance.”
Five Fox Festival Dates:
July 18 - Tokyo, JP - Akasaka Blitz (Males only)
July 19 - Tokyo, JP - Akasaka Blitz (Females only)
July 20 - Tokyo, JP - Akasaka Blitz (Teenagers only)
July 25 - Tokyo, JP - Zepp DiverCity (Elementary school children & adults over 60)
July 26 - Tokyo, JP - Zepp DiverCity (Dress code: corpse paint)
Aug. 8 - Nagoya, JP - Zepp Nagoya (Elementary school children & adults over 60)
Aug. 9 - Nagoya, JP - Zepp Nagoya (Dress code: corpse paint)
Aug. 29 - Osaka, JP - Zepp Osaka Bayside (Elementary school children & adults over 60)
Aug. 30 - Osaka, JP - Zepp Osaka Bayside (Dress code: corpse paint)