FanimeCon 2017 is happening this weekend and yet they still have plenty of announcements regarding their lineup. It ha snow been confirmed that Phoenix Ash will be the opening act during MusicFest 2017.

In their own words, Phoenix Ash is America’s only Japanese rock band as they are part of Plug Records label in Japan. The group was established in San Francisco in 2005 by Sean Chen, Cameron Brochier, and Aaron Kelley. Their first album was Cross the Blue and it’s available at all major retailers in Japan.

Phoenix Ash will be the opening act for MusicFest 2017 while X4 will be the headliner.

They will be joined by the cosplaying duo Aicosu, Kanae Ito (Japanese voice actress for Yui in Sword Art Online), Hideo Ishikawa (Japanese voice actor for Itachi Uchiha in Naruto), Chris Carson (the voice of Mr. Popo and Tien Shinhan in Dragon Ball Z) Lauren Landa (the voice of Sailor Neptune in Sailor Moon), Doug Walker (The Nostalgia Critic), professional cosplayer Linda Le and acclaimed anime scholar Gilles Poitras.

FanimeCon 2017 will be from May 26 until May 29 at the San Jose Convention Center along with the surrounding locations. Tickets are now available for purchase and 8Bit/Digi will be there for the weekend.

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