One of the biggest visual-kei events of the year has been cancelled due to COVID restrictions in the Kansai region.
EXPLOSION CIRCUIT, which would have held it's 8th installment this year, is a visual-kei music festival put on by the Kyoto-based record label CROW MUSIC. The event spans several livehouses and is known for having lineups that are a healthy mix of big and small acts from areas like Kyoto, Ootsu, Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka.
Several of the participating bands, such as SAI NO Hako Ni WA ~31-8520~ (サイノ筐ニワ~31-8520~) and LANTANA , have posted on their homepages that this event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions in the region, and that ticket refunds will be handled at a later date.
Also this year there would be three more events to additional to the event on the 16th.
5/15 Shinsaibashi SHOVEL
5/17 KYOTO MUSE
5/17 Nagoya HOLIDAY NEXT
Those events also has been canceled.
This year's lineup would have consisted of performances by:
Lavitte, Sclaim , NEiN , ADABITO WO KOGARANU (アダビトヲコガラヌ) , mama. , THE NOSTRADAMNZ , MISUI (ミスイ) , ARCHEMI. (アルケミ) , nurié , Develop One's Faculties , Kaijin Nijuu Mensou (怪人二十面奏) , Free Aqua Butterfly , Ran (蘭), ZON , The Benjamin , umbrella , Zettai Teki Shakai Futekigousha UNDEUX (絶対的社会不適合者 アンドゥー) , SHIVA , XANVALA , JE:NOVA , JILL-PRINCE , MARCO (マルコ) , SAI NO Hako Ni WA ~31-8520~ (サイノ筐ニワ~31-8520~) , DAMILA , NETH PRIERE CAIN , CHOKE , LAY ABOUT WORLD , DARRELL , BlacK TeaR , Marvelous Cruelty , SARIGIA , GAM! , Vagu*Project , JIGSAW (ジグソウ) , yamitera (ヤミテラ) , ZERA (ゼラ) , Houts , i.D.A , BIS (ビス) , AMBEEK , reirei (麗麗-reirei-) , Scarlet Valse , AIOLIN , LANTANA , MAZERAN (マゼラン) , KiKAKUMONO (企カクモノ) , HAKLO , STRAWBERRY SONG ORCHESTRA (ストロベリーソングオーケストラ) , Jin-Machine , GRAVITY↗↗Tanoshisa♪FULLVOLTAAAGE!!! (グラビティ↗↗楽しさ♪FULLVOLTAAAGE!!!) , VIVARUSH (ビバラッシュ) , Sick² , Leetspeak monsters , Rides In ReVellion , FEST VAINQUEUR , MIMIC , HOWL , GREN , and GUILD (ギルド) .