2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16



[HAPPY] is a group of young creative musicians from Ayabe City, an area of forested hills and green rice fields two hours north of Kyoto.
Formed in 2012 by school friends (Alec (g. & v.), Ric (syn. & v.), Syu(b.g. & syn.), and Bob (ds. & v.), with Chew (g. & syn.) stepping in
later), the band honed their unique musical skills by performing countless gigs prior to releasing any CDs.

2013 has been a big year for the group, as they expanded their activities by appearing at various music events. Not only were they chosen to perform at SUMMER SONIC 2013, one of the major rock festivals held in Japan each summer, but they also played together with the British group PALMA VIOLETS in a joint concert in Tokyo. Their year was highlighted when they performed as the opening act for THE FLAMING LIPS where they garnered high praise from music industry attendants. Still at an average age of 20, [HAPPY] is slowly beginning to cause a buzz within Japan's music world.

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