Festivals & Events
Sunset Live Sunset Live
An end of summer two-day 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
Fifty-plus bands play across five 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 a beach hut.
Saving nature for the future
The concept of the festival is "saving nature for the future." The venue is set up and the artwork is created by local people and volunteers, with the aim of creating a festival that makes the most of Itoshima's stunning natural environment. The artwork and other items used for the festival are dismantled and reused every year.
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