Katy Perry has been announced as the special guest at Japan’s True Colors Festival in November.
Perry will join more than 20 international groups and soloists, including Japanese dance group BOTAN & DAZZLE, American rapper Sparsh Shah, Italian singer Frederico Martello and many more at the festival, which will be held at the Tokyo Garden Theater on 19 and September 20. from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, USA and UK will perform at the festival , which has the theme “One world, one family”.
The Nippon Foundation organizers also promised that the festival will be a multimedia experience that will feature original cinematic content that “reveals artists as talents and as ordinary people living their lives.” Japanese Sign Language, International Sign Language, and real-time captions and audio descriptions will also be provided as accessibility features on the site as part of the festival’s commitment to being inclusive. .
Tickets are now available through Eplus, Ticket PIA and Lawson Ticket at JPY3000, JPY5000 and JPY8000.
The True Colors Festival began in 2006 and has hosted festivals across Southeast Asia and Japan, with over 1,200 artists from over 30 countries attending its events. The festival has incorporated documentaries, music videos, film screenings, children’s programs, musicals, workshops and other activities into its events, among others.
The festival – which prides itself on its support for diversity and inclusion – was originally scheduled to take place in 2020 alongside the Tokyo Olympics, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier this year in March, Perry won a copyright infringement case against a rapper who claimed she stole his music to make his single “Dark Horse.”
The case began in 2014 when Marcus Gray, who plays Flame, alleged that the pop singer copied his track “Joyful Noise.” In 2019, jurors sided with him and the pop star, his collaborators and record label were ordered to pay £2.29 million ($2.78 million) in damages, although this ruling was overturned in 2020 using the “Stairway to Heaven” copyright ruling.
In the latest legal confrontation, the court again refused to restore the original verdict. “The part of the ‘Joyful Noise’ ostinato that overlaps the ‘Dark Horse’ ostinato consists of a demonstrably conventional arrangement of musical building blocks,” the appeals court wrote of its 3-0 verdict .
The lineup for the True Colors 2022 festival in Japan is:
Katy Perry (USA)
Adrian Anantawan (Canada)
Alvin Law (Canada)
Johnatha Bastos (Brazil)
Rachel Starritt (UK)
Sparsh Shah (USA)
Federico Martello (Italy)
Mandy Harvey (USA)
Raul Midon (USA)
The Soulmatics (Japan)
Tony Dee (Australia)
Viktoria Modesta (UK)