It is happening again! From Friday 6 to Sunday 8 May, the fifth edition of YouTube Music Weekend will take place, a weekend full of Japanese music, organised by YouTube Japan. The headliners of the weekend are the duo DREAMS COME TRUE, musician Kenshi Yonezu and the band Mr.Children.
In addition – this is a first – American electronic DJ and production duo The Chainsmokers will join in this edition by screening their latest live video, recorded during their show in London. Popular South Korean YouTuber Raon will also open all days with a performance.
Furthermore, a collaboration has been made with Tokyo International Music Market (TIMM), which has already been doing a good job during the pandemic by showing live performances via YouTube, but also recently with the TIMM Showcase Live Series where more Japanese artists get the chance to introduce their music to an international audience, as well as promoters and distributors. During YouTube Music Weekend vol.5, the second edition of this live series will be held.
All in all, a programme has been put together with 65 artists, showing live recordings, (brand-)new and older material. The night programme will consist of Vtuber programming, under the name YouTube Music Weekend vol.5 Midnight. This is a good chance to enjoy old favourites, but also to discover new names.
The timetables for de daytime and midnight programming are subject to change.
Deelnemende artiesten aan YouTube Music Weekend vol.5: I Don’t Like Mondays. / amazarashi / HY / EMMA WAHLIN / ENVii GABRIELLA / オーイシマサヨシ (Masayoshi Oishi) / オレンジスパイニクラブ (Orange Spiny Crab) / CVLTE / KALMA / Klang Ruler / 小林私 (Watashi Kobayashi) / THE YELLOW MONKEY / SOUTH BLUE / The Chainsmokers / さなり (Sanari) / 鞘師里保 (Riho Sayashi) / DREAMS COME TRUE / GENERATIONS from EXILE TRIBE / THE ORAL CIGARETTES / SiM / 女王蜂 (Queen Bee) / SCANDAL / 須田景凪 (Keina Suda) / SpendyMily / Tani Yuuki / Tielle / CHAI / chilldspot / tricot / ナオト・インティライミ (Naoto Inti Raymi) / ナナヲアカリ (Nanawoakari) / Nulbarich / 野田愛実 (Emi Noda) / 花澤香菜 (Kana Hanazawa) / 浜崎あゆみ (Ayumi Hamasaki) / 春ねむり (HARU NEMURI) / BPM15Q / BE:FIRST / ヒグチアイ (Ai Higuchi) / ビッケブランカ (Vicke Blanka) / Hilcrhyme / フレデリック (Frederic) / 変態紳士クラブ (Hentai Shinshi Club) / bokula. / Maika Loubté / 魔王魂（森田交一） MaouDamashii (Koichi Morita) / MADKID / MAN WITH A MISSION / Ms.OOJA / Mr.ふぉるて (Mr.Forte) / Mr.Children / MIYAVI / 米津 玄師 (Kenshi Yonezu) / 森恵 (Megumi Mori) / れん (Ren) / 和楽器バンド (WagakkiBand)