Kyoto Animation Music Festival Announces Lineup
Kyoto Animation has revealed the first group of musicians that will perform at its upcoming music festival event, which will feature music from series such as Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, Free! and more.
In addition to announcing the first part of its artist line-up for the KyoAni Music Festival, Kyoto Animation also revealed a brief teaser and a new visual promoting the event. The festival serves as a thank you to fans for their loyalty during recent hard times for the animation studio, most notably the arson attack in 2019. The festival will run for three days, from November 20-22, and fans will need to purchase separate tickets for each day. Tickets are currently available for purchase in a lottery system on the event's official website.
While the line-up of artists on the third and final day of the festival has yet to be confirmed, Kyoto Animation did confirm that the first day, November 20, would see artists perform music from the anime Tamako Market, Tsurune, Sound! Euphonium, Free!, Myriad Colors Phantom World, MUNTO and Sound! Euphonium spin-off film Liz and the Blue Bird. Kyoto Animation announced that the confirmed artists include Mai Aizawa, who voiced Mio in Kyoto Animation's Nichijou and sang the ED for the MUNTO finale movie, and the band OLDCODEX, who have performed several opening themes for the Free! franchise. They will also be joined by the band SCREEN mode, who performed the opening theme for Myriad Colors Phantom World, as well as Aya Suzaki, who voiced Tamako Market protagonist Tamako and who also performed the show's OP and ED. The singer TRUE, who wrote and performed several songs for Sound! Euphonium and performed the opening themes for both Violet Evergarden and its sequel film, will also perform at the event. The first day will also feature the band Homecomings, who performed the theme from Liz and the Blue Bird, and finally, the band LUCKLIFE, who performed the OP for Tsurune.
The second day will feature music from the series Violet Evergarden, Beyond the Boundary, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions and MUNTO. Mai Aizawa and TRUE will perform again and will be accompanied by Minori Chihara, who has sung OPs for Beyond the Boundary, Violet Evergarden and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The second day will also feature the band fhána, who performed the OP for Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid. Aira Yuuki, who has performed music for Violet Evergarden, and the singer ZAQ, who has performed multiple songs for Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions, will also perform on this day. There are still several unannounced artists performing on the first two days who will likely be confirmed as the event draws closer.
There are two tiers of tickets that are currently available for purchase. The Regular tier tickets cost 9,900 yen (roughly $90 USD), and the Premium Commemorative goods tier tickets costs 18,700 yen (roughly $170 USD). The Premium tickets come with canvas art, including CD jackets, and tickets designed for displaying and ornamentation. Tickets for a live stream version of the event will also become available at a later date.