Japanese Band BABYMETAL's New Music Festival Boasts Ridiculous Entry Rules

BABYMETAL performs at Leeds Festival | © Mike Gray/Music Pics/REX/Shutterstock
BABYMETAL performs at Leeds Festival | © Mike Gray/Music Pics/REX/Shutterstock
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Music Editor18 April 2017

Some festivals are built with a specific type of personality or musical interest in mind. Other festivals, like Japanese act BABYMETAL’s brand new event, Five Fox Festival, only allow entrance to specific genders, age ranges, and costume.

Having grown their brand by touring alongside famous rock outfits like Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Korn over the past few years, the metal idol trio revealed their plans for a nine-day musical celebration that stretches across July and August and will take place in three different cities — Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.

In line with the festival’s title, there are five different fox-themed events: Black Fox Festival (males only), Red Fox Festival (females only), Gold Fox Festival (teenagers 12-19 years old only), Silver Fox Festival (60-year-olds and up and elementary school children or younger), and White Fox Festival (corpse paint dress code). Check out the flyer below.

Five Fox Festival | © BABYMETAL

“Each show has its own specific conditions which purchasers must abide by,” the band’s website states. “Please make sure that all of the conditions are met before you make the purchase. In the case that the purchaser does not meet the specific conditions and wins the ticket, we reserve the right to refuse admittance.”

If this all sounds bizarre to you it’s probably because it truly is, but here at Culture Trip we are very excited to learn what will happen at the three Silver Fox events when the band puts the “baby” in BABYMETAL. Thankfully, elementary-age children will not be allowed in the moshpit, which means it will be filled with the world’s the most devoted metalhead grandparents.

Check out the band’s “Karate” music video below, off of their most recent album Metal Resistance:

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