TBS Announces First Bits of Information About This Year’s Ongaku no Hi

Ongaku no Hi is TBS’ annual midsummer music special. The first one took place in 2011 after the incidents of March 11 in an effort to celebrate Japan through music. This year’s edition is the 5th one and it will take place on June 27. Nakai Masahiro of SMAP will be hosting for the 5th year in a row. He’ll share hosting duties this year with TBS announcer Azumi Shinichiro.

The first set of performers announced are SMAP, AKB48, aiko, Ikimonogakari, Kis-My-Ft2, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and Yuzu. More will be announced in the future. Besides the performances, there will be live reports from Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima Prefectures. There will also be clips from TBS music shows of the past.

We’ll bring you more information on this show as it is announced.