Snap Scene: One Ok Rock, Good Things Festival, Flemington Racecourse, 2nd December 2022 by Mary Boukouvalas

One Ok Rock, Good Things Festival, Flemington Racecourse, 2nd December 2022 by Mary Boukouvalas

Formed in 2005 and debuted in 2007 the band has grown at a fast pace with immense support by the younger generation for its emo and rock-based sounds along with aggressive live performances.

They have rapidly become one of the most popular Japanese rock bands due to hugely successful concerts such as Nippon Budokan Live in 2010, Yokohama Stadium Live in 2014, and arena tours in 2013 & 2015. In 2016, they held an outdoor live concert that drew an astounding 110,000 people and in 2018, they held a nationwide dome tour including two days at Tokyo Dome.

In April 2015, the band signed a worldwide distribution deal with Warner Bros and have since held tours in the US, Europe, South America and Australia. The band released the album “Eye of the Storm” in 2019 and were chosen as the opening act for Ed Sheeran’s Divide Asia Tour.

In October 2020, the band successfully conducted their first attempt at an online live concert that was broadcast live simultaneously around the world without an audience. In July 2021, they completed their first acoustic live performance, sharing a more intimate side of their music. Last year the band released numerous singles and are working on a new album as they continue towards their goal to be Japan’s first globally recognized band.

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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.