It’s that time again when fans of Japanese music head to San Francisco for the J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL. Most  Vocaloid fans will remember that last year at the Summit Festival was Hatsune Miku’s debut in America with the movie screening of the “Hatsune Miku 39’s Day Giving” concert, and this year the summit festival has decided to make Vocaloids another main attraction.

The J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL is a street fair with pop culture as it’s theme that is held in Japantown, San Francisco. This year’s festival is going to be hosted by NEW PEOPLE in cooperation with the Japantown Merchants Association.



This year, two of the five women of the Danceroid team will be guests of honor. Ikura and Kozue are the two of the most popular Danceroid members, and will be hosting a Vocaloid dance workshop, judging a Vocaloid dance contest, and will attend the Vocaloid conference. Danceroid is best known for dancing and lip syncing to famous vocaloid songs such as “Megu Megu☆Fire Endless Night.” For more information on Danceroid please visit their official site.


ZANEEDS is a five member creative team consisting of music by ZANIO(Paipan-P), illustration by CHAN*CO, design by PPRP, movie by Ippai Attenya, and direction by Torinos. The team’s main goal is to be able to make Vocaloid a major form of electronic arts, but also be able to share the music genres acid jazz, deep house, and electronica with as many people as possible. ZANEEDS will part take in a Vocaloid DJ battle. For more information on ZANEEDS visit their official site.

Click here to view a list if all guests for this event.

Miku Mix DJ Battle
Saturday, August 27th
San Francisco will be host to an epic battle of DJ skill. ZANEEDS vs. DJ Amaya in a contest, which will test who is the master of Miku mixes.

Vocaloid Dance Contest
Sunday, August 28th
Danceroid will judge a competition that will pit Vocaloid fan against Vocaloid fan in an amazing contest to see who has the dancing and lip syncing talent that could rival Danceroid themselves. Vote by “liking” your favorite videos on J-POP SUMMIT’s Facebook page!

*If you are interested in this competition and would like to enter please visit this page for more information.

Click here to view the event programming list.

This year the J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL is  bringing  an opportunity for all J-POP SUMMIT fans to become an individual sponsor. Pledge to support the J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL starting from only $1. Supporters who pledge over $20 will get access to the VIP party, where you can mingle with the guests, and receive an exclusive MIKU x KITTY keychain (pictured below). Pledge $100 and get an exclusive photo and autograph session with every special guest.

MIKU x KITTY keychain
MIKU x KITTY keychain

If you would like to pledge money, please visit this page.

We hope everyone that attends will have an amazing time!

If you want to find me and say “Hi,” I will be wearing a “Project Diva” t-shirt and a Vocaloid scarf. – NyanC

About: NyanC

9 thoughts on “J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL 2011”

  1. Oh man I hope they put out a cd of the dj battle. I won’t be able to make it but I bet the whole event will be awesome!

  2. I didn’t get to go last year, I really hope I can go this year! & I didn’t know Kozue & Ikura would be there! OMG. Now I really wanna go. But it would probably be really difficult getting their autographs/photographs with them without the $100 donation VIP pass, wouldn’t it? D: & I wanna meet NyanC!

  3. I wish they had Vocaloid-related events on the east coast. Everything seems to be all the way across the country. :<

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