ONAGAWACK Festival

ONAGAWACK is now a yearly tradition, where all of WACK heads to Onagawa to put on a festival, helping to build up the local community/economy after the 2011 tsunami. The fishing port of Onagawa was one of the most effected areas in Japan, with 80% of the town destroyed and 827 lives lost.

WACK’s connection with Onagawa started way back in 2011. A girl contacted Onagawa Saigai FM, after they played BiS’s song ‘Spell of the Sun’, requesting to know who sung it. According to the girl, the lyrics “the pain, the pain flies away” resonated with her, as a childhood friend who died in the tsunami used to say that to her when she was down. Since then, the song has become an Onagawa staple, and the original BiS performed it at Onagawa every year.

In collaboration with Onagawa’s tourism board, WACK holds a 2 day festival in the town, showcasing all WACK groups as they perform to crowds of local and tourists, and also collaborate with local businesses to sell limited edition collaboration merchandise.

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LIVE DAY (February 16, 2019)
Live perfomances at Onagawa Town Hall from 2nd Generation BiS, BiSH, GANG PARADE, and EMPiRE

PLAY DAY (February 17, 2019)
Hide and Seek Event – all WACK members
Onagawa Spanish Tile Painting Experience – all BiSH members*
BiS Tea Party – all 2nd Generation BiS members*
Soap Workshop Using Local Ingredients – all GANG PARADE members*
Onagawa Bay Cruise – all GANG PARADE members*
Head To A Minus 30℃ World With EMPiRE – all EMPiRE members*
* Fan club exclusives

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LIVE DAY (February 8, 2020)
Live perfomances at Onagawa Town Hall from 3rd Generation BiS, BiSH, GANG PARADE, EMPiRE, CARRY LOOSE MAMESHiBA NO TAiGUN, and WAgg
Supergroup ONAGAWACKSTARS formed to perform newly created theme song. Members selected by Onagawa locals.

PLAY DAY (February 9, 2020)
Hide and Seek Event – all WACK members
BiS Tea Party – all 3rd Generation BiS members*
CARRY LOOSE Sushi Tasting – all CARRY LOOSE members*
Onagawa Spanish Tile Painting Experience – all GANG PARADE members*
Onagawa Bay Cruise – all BiSH and EMPiRE members*
Soap Workshop Using Local Ingredients – all MAMESHiBA NO TAiGUN and WAgg members*
* Fan club exclusives

OTHER EVENTS
WACK Cafe, with special ‘WACK Blend 2020’ Coffee – From Feb 6 to 9th
Kika Front Frontale takes over ‘Garuya Beer’, selling her original creation “KiKA’s BEER” – From Feb 8 to 9th
ONAGAWACK FUCKiN’ PARTY 2020 official goods – From Feb 8 to 9th
Official collaboration goods designed by WACK members