Music festival Summer Sonic set to run in Tokyo and Osaka from August 10-11

Music festival Summer Sonic 2013 is set to run in Tokyo (JPY15,500-28,000 ($202-366)) and Osaka (JPY13,000-23,000 ($174-308)) simultaneously from August 10-11.

This year, the event will feature headliners like American heavy metal group Metallica, American rock band Linkin Park, English rock talents Muse, Chicago alternative rock outfit The Smashing Pumpkins, UK performer M.I.A., 1980s icon Cyndi Lauper and singer-songwriter John Legend.

If you’re in Tokyo, stay at the Palace Hotel Tokyo from US$596 (S$741). And if you’re heading to Osaka, the Hotel New Otani Osaka is running a Summer Getaway deal with rates starting at JPY25,000 (S$311) for a superior junior suite (with a cool view of Osaka castle) valid From June 1 to September 30.

Read more at the Summer Sonic 2013 website.