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
FrequencyAnnually
Location(s)Various cities, Japan
Years active2002–present
InauguratedAugust 2002
Most recentAugust 2020
Previous eventAugust 2019
Next event2022
ParticipantsArtists from Avex Trax and Guest
Attendance5.8Million+
Organized by Avex Group (through Avex Entertainment)
Website a-nation.net

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.

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Dates and venues

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2011

2012

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Participant artists

Artists not signed with Avex Group are expressed in italics.

20022003200420052006
  • BoA
  • Day After Tomorrow
  • Do As Infinity
  • Dream
  • Every Little Thing
  • Exile
  • Koda Kumi
  • Ayumi Hamasaki
  • Aiko Ikuta
  • Masae Nakada
  • Road of Major
  • SweetS
  • TRF
  • Wu 3
20072008200920102011
  • 50TA
  • AAA
  • Do As Infinity
  • Every Little Thing
  • Girl Next Door
  • Ayumi Hamasaki
  • Hitomi
  • Iconiq
  • JYJ 2
  • Koda Kumi
  • Mihimaru GT
  • Ai Otsuka
  • Remioromen
  • Sata Andagi
  • Speed
  • Ami Suzuki
  • TRF
  • WaT
  • Opening acts
    • Bright
    • Dance Flow
    • Dream5
    • Honey L Days
    • Jurian Beat Crisis
    • Miray
    • Purple Days
    • Misako Sakazume
    • Yu-Yu
  • Shooting acts
    • Deep
    • Alan Dawa Dolma
    • Maki Goto
    • Risa Hirako
    • Kie Kitano
    • May J.
    • Moumoon
  • Power stage
2012 (Music Week: 8/3–8/5)2012 (Music Week: 8/9–8/12)2012 (Stadium Fes)2013 (Island)2013 (Stadium Fes)

August 3

August 4

August 5

August 9

  • Asia Progress M
  • Asia Progress

August 10

August 11

August 12

August 10

  • 2NE1
  • AAA
  • Do As Infinity
  • E-Girls
  • Every Little Thing
  • Exile Tribe
  • Girl Next Door
  • Ayumi Hamasaki
  • Kishidan
  • Koda Kumi
  • Kreva
  • May J.
  • M-Flo
  • Mihimaru GT
  • Moumoon
  • Shinee
  • Shota Shimizu
  • Sonar Pocket
  • Super Junior
  • TRF
  • TVXQ
  • Secret artists
  • Special secret guest
    • Exile
  • Opening acts
    • Blade
    • Cheeky Parade
    • Da-ice
    • Faky
    • Idoling!!!
    • Kerakera
    • Prizmmy
    • Hibari Shiina
    • Yu-yu
  • Shooting acts
2018 Stadium festival Ajinomoto

August 25

August 26

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.
4 Mari Natsuki is currently signed to another label, while her band, Gubier du Mari, is under Avex.
5 Minami Kuribayashi is currently and originally signed to Lantis. She is also currently signed to Avex Group for Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse.

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References

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