Festivals & Events
Sunset Live Sunset Live
An end-of-summer two-day charity music festival on Itoshima Peninsula's sunny shores
How to Get There
You can reach the beach via train and shuttle bus, or come by car.
The festival runs a shuttle bus from Hakata Station, Tenjin Station and Chikuzen Maebaru Station to the festival site. The bus must be booked in advance.
Many festival-goers also choose to travel by car to allow for greater flexibility arriving and leaving the site.
Beach vibes under the summer sun
Every year, several thousand people descend on the Itoshima Peninsula to celebrate Sunset Live. The festival is held over the last weekend of August or the first weekend of September.
The festival is held on Keya Beach, a long strip of golden sand that is bordered on one side by the sea and on the other by verdant green mountains that rise high above the festival.
Something for all music lovers
Sixty-plus bands play across six stages, and stalls are set up along the beach selling food and refreshments from some of Fukuoka's finest restaurants and cafes.
In between acts, you can swim in the sea, take a walk on the beach or relax in the shade of one of the beach huts set up for the event.
Party with a purpose
The festival is inspired by the theme "saving nature for the future" and has several eco-exhibitions created by local artists, many of whom also perform music during the event.