A-Nation

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A-Nation
エイ・ネーション
A-Nation logo.png
A-Nation 2012 official logo
Genre J-pop
Frequency Annually
Location(s) Various cities, Japan
Years active 2002–present
Previous event August 2012
Next event August 2013
Organised by Avex Group (through Avex Live Creative)
Website
a-nation.net/index.html

A-Nation (stylized as a-nation) is the name of an annual series of summer concerts that are held in various cities in Japan.[1] Organized by Avex Group, Japan's biggest independent record label, this series features the most successful artists signed onto Avex Trax or other labels of the group (although some artists from other Japanese labels also participate here). A-Nation began in 2002 and is held each weekend during August of each year. Top Avex artists such as Ayumi Hamasaki, Kumi Koda, AAA, Ai Otsuka, BoA, Do As Infinity, TVXQ, Super Junior, Hitomi and SHINee perform at A-Nation every year.

Dates and Venues[edit]

2002[edit]

2003[edit]

  • July 19 and 20 - Kasai Rinkai Park, Tokyo
  • July 26 - All-Season Resort APPI
  • August 2 and 3 - Uminonakamichi Seaside Park, Fukuoka
  • August 9 and 10 - Port Messe Nagoya, Aichi
  • August 16 and 17 - WTC Open Air Stadium
  • August 23 - Hiroshima
  • August 30 and 31 - Odaiba

2004[edit]

  • July 31 - Toyama Athletic Stadium
  • August 7 - Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
  • August 14 - Port Messe Nagoya
  • August 21 and 22 - Port Island
  • August 28 and 29 - Showa Memorial Park

2005[edit]

2006[edit]

  • July 29 - Echigo Hillside National Government Park, Niigata
  • August 5 - Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
  • August 12 - Port Messe Nagoya
  • August 19 and 20 - Kobe Port Island
  • August 26 and 27 - Ajinomoto Stadium

2007[edit]

  • July 28 - Tohoku Electric Natori Sports Park, Miyagi
  • August 4 - Ningineer Stadium
  • August 12 - Yamaha Resort Tsumagoi
  • August 18 and 19 - Port Island
  • August 25 and 26 - Ajinomoto Stadium

2008[edit]

2009[edit]

  • August 1 - Kanto Repark, Kumamoto
  • August 8 - Ningineer Stadium
  • August 15 - Port Messe Nagoya
  • August 22 and 23 - Ajinomoto Stadium
  • August 29 and 30 - Nagai Stadium

2010[edit]

  • August 7 - Ningineer Stadium
  • August 14 - Port Messe Nagoya
  • August 21 and 22 - Nagai Stadium
  • August 28 and 29 - Ajinomoto Stadium

2011[edit]

  • July 30 - Ningineer Stadium
  • August 6 - Uminonakamichi Seaside Park
  • August 13 - Port Messe Nagoya
  • August 20 and 21 - Nagai Stadium
  • August 27 and 28 - Ajinomoto Stadium

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

  • A-Nation Island: August 3 to 11 - Yoyogi National Gymnasium
  • Stadium Fes
    • August 24 and 25 - Nagai Stadium
    • August 31 and September 1 - Ajinomoto Stadium

Participant artists[edit]

Artists not signed with Avex Group are expressed in italics.

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
  • BoA
  • Day After Tomorrow
  • Do As Infinity
  • Dream
  • Every Little Thing
  • Exile
  • Ayumi Hamasaki
  • Aiko Ikuta
  • Road of Major
  • SweetS
  • TRF
  • Wu3 and 仲田まさえ
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  • 50TA
  • AAA
  • Bright
  • Dance Flow
  • Alan Dawa Dolma
  • Deep
  • Do As Infinity
  • Dream5
  • Every Little Thing
  • Girl Next Door
  • Gokigen Sound
  • Maki Goto
  • Ayumi Hamasaki
  • Risa Hirako
  • Hitomi
  • Honey L Days
  • Iconiq
  • JYJ2
  • Jurian Beat Crisis
  • Ken the 390
  • Kie Kitano
  • Koda Kumi
  • Lambsey
  • Lay
  • Hiroki Maekawa
  • Mash
  • May J.
  • Mihimaru GT
  • Miray
  • Megumi Mori
  • Moumoon
  • Ayumi Nakagawa
  • Omasuka
  • Mai Oshima
  • Ai Otsuka
  • Purple Days
  • Remioromen
  • Misako Sakazume
  • Sata Andagi
  • Shanadoo
  • Speed
  • Super Girls
  • Ami Suzuki
  • TRF
  • Tokyo Girls' Style
  • WaT
  • Weider Power Maker
  • Yu-Yu
2012 (Stadium Fes) 2012 (Oto-Matsuri and Ato-Matsuri) 2012 (Special Meeting) 2012 (Band Nation, Girl Rock Factory, Rock Nation and V-Nation) 2012 (Anison Generation)
  • Back Drop Bomb (4)
  • Comeback My Daughters (2)
  • De De Mouse (2)
  • Hoff Dylan (3)
  • Seiko Ito (1)
  • Kuchiroro (1)
  • Low IQ 01 (5)
  • Mop of Head (4)
  • Quattro (5)
  • Rekishi (1)
  • Sawagi (4)
  • Scoobie Do (3)
2012 (Idol Nation) 2012 (Asia Progress) 2012 (Factory Live) 2013
  • AAA
  • Ayumi Hamasaki
  • Every Little Thing
  • TRF
  • Kumi Koda
  • TVXQ
  • Girl Next Door
  • Do As Infinity
  • 2NE1
  • E-Girls
  • Shota Shimizu
  • Sonar Pocket
  • Raychell
  • Kreva
  • Mihimaru GT
  • Super Junior
  • Moumoon
  • Ayame Goriki
  • May J.
  • M-Flo
  • Kishidan
  • Super Girls
  • Cheeky Parade
  • Shinee
  • Exile
  • Jamosa
  • UL
  • Da-Ice
  • Pikarin Shiina
  • Dream5
  • Faky
  • Prizmmy
  • Mihiro
  • Idoling!!!
  • Blade
  • Kerakera
  • Yu-yu

1These artists are managed by Avex Group, but are not signed to any of its labels.
2These artists left Avex Group either after being terminated or end of their contracts.
3These artists, before being signed to Avex Group, were invited to participate to A-Nation.
4Mari Natsuki is currently signed to another label, while her band, Gubier du Mari, is under Avex.
5Minami Kuribayashi is currently and originally signed to Lantis. She is also currently signed to Avex Group for Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse.

Sponsors[edit]

Main[edit]

Yearly[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

Media Partners[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What's a-nation". Retrieved 17 February 2013. 

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