The special guest at Japan’s True Colors festival in November has been revealed to be Katy Perry.
At the festival, which will take place at the Tokyo Garden Theater on September 19 and 20, Perry will perform alongside more than 20 international groups and solo artists, including the US rapper Sparsh Shah, the Italian vocalist Frederico Martello, the Japanese dance group BOTAN & DAZZLE, and others. The festival, with the theme “One World, One Family,” will feature performances by musicians from all over the world, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Chilean, India, Italian, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, United States, and United Kingdom.
Organisers Additionally, according to the Nippon Foundation, the festival will be a multimedia event with original video content that “reveals the artists as talents and as everyday people living their lives.” As part of the festival’s dedication to inclusivity, real-time subtitles and audio explanations will be be available at the location, along with Japanese Sign Language and International Sign Language.
Tickets are presently offered by Lawson Ticket, Ticket PIA, and Eplus for JPY3000, JPY5000, and JPY8000.
Since its inception in 2006, the True Colors Festival has conducted festivals in Southeast Asia and Japan, showcasing more than 1,200 performers from more than 30 different nations. Documentaries, music videos, cinema screenings, children’s programmes, musicals, workshops, and other activities have all been included in the festival’s events.
The event, which takes pride in promoting inclusion and diversity, was originally scheduled to coincide with the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, but it was postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Perry defeated a rapper who claimed she plagiarised his music to create her smash song “Dark Horse” earlier this year in March.
Marcus Gray, sometimes known as Flame, claimed that the pop singer had plagiarised his song “Joyful Noise” in 2014, which is when the case first got underway. The pop diva, her collaborators, and her label were forced to pay $2.78 million in damages in 2019 after jurors found in his favour; however, this judgement was overturned in 2020 using the “Stairway to Heaven” copyright ruling.
In the most recent legal battle, the court once more declined to uphold the initial judgement. The appeals court’s 3-0 decision was summarised in the following statement: “The segment of the ‘Joyful Noise’ ostinato that overlaps with the ‘Dark Horse’ ostinato consists of an obviously conventional arrangement of musical building blocks.”