Original announcement with fan participation link
Last week I reported on this being possible, but now it is confirmed!
For those unaware, “SONGS OF TOKYO” is a program produced by NHK WORLD with the idea of showcasing Japanese culture ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. The event will be broadcast over 4 days: October 24th, 25th, 31st and November 1st. Specific artist schedules will be announced at a later date.
The show is on NHK World (free online) and has subtitles.
Full info below.
We know from the original source looking for fans willing to participate that it seems that BABYMETAL’s part will be recorded on Sunday, October 11th at some time from 6 PM to 10 PM (JST).
You can watch the 3 previous shows, from Suzuki Masayuki, BISH, and milet, on the Songs of Tokyo page on the NHK website. The program is a mix of Q&A’s, watching messages from fans, and performances.
Fans had been asked to apply for a chance to talk about their passion for BABYMETAL, among other things, and see the reactions from the band itself!
BABYMETAL has already played in this venue back in 2013 (3 times!) for “NHK G MUSIC JAPAN” in January, “NHK G MUSIC JAPAN ANNEX Summer 2013” in June, and finally “LEGEND 1999 (YUIMETAL & MOAMETAL Seitansai)” that same month.
The annual SONGS OF TOKYO Festival is set to be held this October, for the fourth year in a row.
Japanese music has been growing in popularity among international fans and now, Japan’s top artists will share their music and messages with a world fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a chance to share their warm words of encouragement through the power of music.
These internationally-popular artists will get together at the NHK Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo, with their performances airing as SONGS OF TOKYO Festival 2020 on NHK-WORLD-JAPAN. Just like the regular feature, hosting the show will be Murakami Shingo, accompanied by Horan Chiaki as the co-host. Don’t miss this dazzling line-up!NHK
In alphabetical order.
Aoi Shouta, BABYMETAL, BanG Dream!, ＜Poppin’Party, Roselia, RAISE A SUILEN＞, Foorin, Foorin team E, Hinatazaka46, Hotei Tomoyasu, HYDE, THE IDOLM@STER＜THE IDOLM@STER, THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS, THE IDOLM@STER MILLION LIVE!, THE IDOLM@STER SideM, THE IDOLM@STER SHINY COLORS＞, Ikimonogakari, Minase Inori, Mizuki Nana, Momoiro Clover Z, NEWS, Perfume, SixTONES, Walküre
Part 1 ⇒ October 24 (Sat) 8:10-8:58、14:10-、19:10-、26:10-
Part 2 ⇒ October 25 (Sun) 8:10-8:58、14:10-、19:10-、26:10-
Part 3 ⇒ October 31 (Sat) 8:10-8:58、14:10-、19:10-、26:10-
Part 4 ⇒ November 1 (Sun) 8:10-8:58、14:10-、19:10-、26:10-
Times are in Japan time.
Artist schedules for each episode will be announced at a later date.
Sources and Relevant Links
- BABYMETAL Tweets: 1 and 2
- NHK SONGS OF TOKYO page
- Announcement post