Sonic the Hedgehog will appear at the Summer Sonic 2022 music festival on August 20-21, 2022. This will mark the first-ever collaboration between Sega’s iconic mascot and the annual Japanese event that shares a similar name.
The Tokyo venue will have the appearance of Sonic the Hedgehog on the aptly named Sonic Stage. On the first day of August 20, 2022, it will feature St. Vincent, Kacey Musgraves, Vaundy, Awesome City Club, Squid, and Chai. The second day will have Carly Rae Jepsen, CL, Endrecheri, Queen Bee, Griff, Chanmina, and Salem Ilese on the same stage.
Sonic the Hedgehog will only appear in the primary Tokyo venue. While the festival will appear simultaneously in Osaka, the latter’s Sonic Stage will not feature the iconic hedgehog. Creativeman will also hold SonicMania 2022 ahead of the main festival on August 19, 2022. Despite having a similar name to the 2017 video game, Sega’s mascot hedgehog will not appear in this event either.
Summer Sonic is a large-scale Japanese music festival that has appeared annually since 2000. Many popular musicians from both inside and outside Japan perform at this event. The 2022 event will also have appearances by One Ok Rock, Man With A Mission, and Asian Kung-Fu Generation, although they will perform at different stages.
The Summer Sonic 2022 music festival will occur in Tokyo and Osaka on August 21-22, 2022 and feature Sonic the Hedgehog.