Mastodon’s Troy Sanders wasn’t joking when he said in an interview recently that Queens of the Stone Age have been extremely busy writing, recording, and are about to get super busy touring the world. Well, it looks as if he was at least correct on the second half of his statement, as QOTSA are now scheduled to headline the Fuji Rock Festival.
The three-day festival is set to return for its 21st year this July and announced its impressively loaded lineup on Thursday, which includes LCD Soundsystem, Björk, Lorde, The xx, Major Lazer, and Aphex Twin, who will be performing in Fuji for the first time in 20 years.
The three-day festival, which takes place July 28-30 at the Naeba Ski Resort in Yuzawa-cho, Japan, has always done a fantastic job of mixing both the biggest and best emerging artists in rock and electronic music within their lineups, and this year’s announcement is no exception. Other artists included in the first wave of acts announced on Thursday include Bonobo, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Father John Misty, The Lemon Twigs, Rhye, Temples, Sturgill Simpson and more.
For Queens of the Stone Age, this will be their first concert since their appearance at Rock In Rio in September of 2015. LCD Soundsystem will also be making their first visit back to Japan in what has certainly been a few years, as they get ready to release their own new album in 2017.
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