CN Blue’s agency announced on November 18 that CN Blue was invited to a renowned Japanese music festival, Countdown Japan. The festival is from Dec. 28 to 31 at the International Exhibition Hall, Makuhari Messe.
As a prestigious year-end Japanese rock festival, Countdown Japan features Japan’s most popular music bands. This year, besides CN Blue, about 100 groups are expected to be invited such as ONE OK ROCK, Orange range and Dragon Ash.
The festival has stuck to the principle that it would only include Japan’s music bands. That’s why the decision to invite CN Blue for this year’s event attracted much attention as an unprecedented case.
CN Blue’s members expressed their thoughts on the invitation: “We’re very honored to be part of the festival, as the first foreign band, that has been open only to Japanese bands. We will try not to let down all of you by displaying a fantastic performance on stage of Countdown Japan.”