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Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival

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Key art for the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival.

The Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival (also written as Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Fest.) was a music festival that happened on August 11th, 2022, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Kirby series. Initially only a single performance at 18:00 JST, an extra performance at 12:30 JST was added due to high demand.[1] It was held at the Tokyo Garden Theater and the evening performance was livestreamed for free worldwide, and an archive of the livestream was up until August 31st, 2022, 18:00 JST.[2]

Unlike the Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert, which exclusively had orchestrated music, this event featured a large big band-style ensemble of 35 musicians, called the "Kirby 30th Anniversary Special Band Deluxe", that performed Kirby music in a variety of genres. There was also a large LED monitor that featured a moving Kirby, and Kirby's voice actress Makiko Ohmoto was present as a special guest. Neichel also made a surprise appearance during Special Live Performance: WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD!, although with her face covered by a hat.

Track list[edit]

The following is a list of tracks that were performed at the concert.

Tracks performed at the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival  
No. English title Japanese title Conductor Description
01 Green Greens ~ Running Through the New World グリーングリーンズ〜新世界をかけぬけて
Green Greens ~ Running Through the New World
Megumi Ohara Consists of "Green Greens", "Running Through the New World", and "Kirby Dance".
02 Kirby Through the Years: 1993-2004 メモリアルカービィフェス:1993〜2004
Memorial Kirby Festival: 1993~2004
Yuuta Ogasawara Consists of "Drawing Song", "Title Screen" from Kirby's Adventure, "Grass Land" from Kirby's Dream Land 2, "Peanut Plains", "Candy Mountain", "The Last Iceberg", "Heading for 0²", and "Ending" from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror.
03
Beyond the 25th Anniversary
Megumi Ohara Consists of "Twinkle☆Stars", "Opening Movie" from Kirby Battle Royale, "Kirby Battle Royale Main Theme", "The Heroes' Challenge! Quest Board / Story Quest" from Super Kirby Clash, "The Battle of Deeply Bonded Allies", and "A Great Battle for Tomorrow".
Arranged by Yuki Shimooka.
04 Get Pumped Up! Sub-Game Medley わいわい!サブゲームフェス
Loud! Sub-Game Festival
Megumi Ohara Consists of "Samurai Kirby", "Egg Catcher", "Checkerboard Chase", "Smash Ride", "Tilt-and-Roll Kirby", and the Sub-Game congratulations theme.
05 The Knights' Revenge Medley 騎士たちの逆襲フェス
The Knights' Revenge Festival
Megumi Ohara Consists of "Revenge of Meta Knight: Title", "VS. Meta Knight", "Dark Meta Knight", "The Greatest Warrior in the Galaxy", and "Morpho Knight".
06 Kirby Through the Years: 2005-2022 メモリアルカービィ:2005〜2022
Memorial Kirby: 2005~2022
Yuuta Ogasawara Consists of "Opening" from Kirby: Canvas Curse, "Squeak Squad: Title", "Heavy Lobster", "Fly! Kirby of the Stars", "The World to Win", and "Northeast Frost Street".
07 King Dedede Medley デデデ大王フェス
King Dedede Festival
N/A Consists of "Macho of Dedede", "VS. Robo Dedede", and "Masked Dedede's Theme". Performed by the HAL Laboratory Dream Band.
Arranged by Yuuta Ogasawara.
08 Go Go! Kirby Race Medley 激突!カービィのレースフェス
Clash! Kirby's Race Festival
Megumi Ohara Consists of "Gourmet Race", "Outlaw Driver", "Circuit Speedway", "Top Ride: Grass", and "City Trial: City".
09 Kirby Finale Battle Fest カービィのクライマックスバトルフェス
Kirby's Climax Battle Festival
Megumi Ohara Consists of "Nightmare's Battle", "Vs. Marx", "0² Battle", "CROWNED", "Fatal Blooms in Moonlight", and "Vagrant Counting Song of Retrospection".
10 Suite: The Star-Conquering Traveler 組曲:星羅征く旅人
Suite: The Star-Conquering Traveler
Megumi Ohara Consists of "Prelude: To the Distant Sea of Stars", all five movements of "Suite: The Star-Conquering Traveler", and "Last Friends".
Arranged by Megumi Ohara.
11 Special Live Performance: Green Tree Memories スペシャルライブ:グリーンツリーメモリーズ
Special Live: Green Tree Memories
Yuuta Ogasawara Live performance of the Japanese version of "Green Tree Memories from Kirby", sung by Makiko Ohmoto.
12 Special Live Performance: WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD! スペシャルライブ:WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD!
Special Live: WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD!
Yuuta Ogasawara Live performance of the full version of "Welcome to the New World!", sung by Neichel and Makiko Ohmoto. The first half is sung in the New World language, while the second half is sung in Japanese.
13 Kirby Endings 星のカービィ メモリアルエンディング
Kirby of the Stars Memorial Ending
Shogo Sakai Consists of "Milky Way Wishes: Staff Credits", "Project K-64", the ending theme from Kirby: Squeak Squad, "Returning to Dream Land", "Soaring Determination: No Night is Eternal", and "A New Wind for Tomorrow".

Staff[edit]

The following is a list of staff who appeared at the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival, as given on the official website:

Performers of the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival  
Position Performer(s)
PLAYER Kirby 30th Anniversary Special Band Deluxe
Violin DAISUKE KADOWAKI
SENA OSHIMA
OSAMU IYOKU
KANO TAJIMA
NATSUMI OKIMASU
TAKAO FURIHATA
DAISUKE YAMAMOTO
YOKO FUJINAWA
YUKI NAKAJIMA
HIKARI TAKAHASHI
Viola TOMOKO SHIMAOKA
REIICHI TATEIZUMI
Cello YOSHIE FURUKAWA
MASABUMI SEKIGUCHI
AltoSax MASATO HONMA
SHINSUKE TSUJINO
TenorSax KEI SUZUKI
AYU TAKAO
BaritoneSax NAOYA TAKEMURA
Trumpet LUIS VALLE
MITSURU TANAKA
TEPPEI KAWAKAMI
HITOMI NIIDA
Trombone TOMOKI MITSUKA
MASAHITO KAWAHARA
YUSUKE ENOMOTO
Bass Trombone KATSUHISA ASARI
Keyboard MASUMI KONISHI
mameco
Electric Bass SHIGEKI SERIZAWA
Drums NOMURA RYOHEI
Guiter MASAAKI HIROSE
Latin Percussion MASAO FUKUNAGA
Classical Percussion MAYUKO YAMAGUCHI
Manipulator KOYO IKEDA
MC YUKA SAKURANO
SPECIAL GUEST MAKIKO OHMOTO

The festival also featured a special performance by the Kirby sound staff recorded at the Kirby Café: Jun Ishikawa on keyboard, Hirokazu Ando on bass, Yuuta Ogasawara on drums, Tadashi Ikegami on saxophone, Megumi Ohara on keyboard and flute, and Shogo Sakai on guitar. Additionally, Shinya Kumazaki appeared to provide commentary, where he presented a trailer for Kirby's Dream Buffet and an announcement for a Japanese Blu-Ray re-release of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. Lastly, Neichel made an appearance to sing "Welcome to the New World!" as a duet with Makiko Ohmoto.

Gallery[edit]

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Videos[edit]

Introduction video.
Video showing preparations for the festival, featuring Yuuta Ogasawara and Megumi Ohara.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 星のカービィ 30周年記念ミュージックフェス
Hoshi no kābyi 30 shūnenkinen myūjikkufesu
Kirby of the Stars 30th Anniversary Commemorative Music Festival
Traditional Chinese 星之卡比30週年紀念Music Fest[3]
Xīng zhī Kǎbǐ 30 Zhōunián Jìniàn Music Fest
Kirby of the Stars 30th Anniversary Commemorative Music Festival
Simplified Chinese -
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Russian Музыкальный фестиваль к 30-летию Кирби
Muzykal'nyy festival' k 30-letiyu Kirbi
Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival
lit. Musical festival for Kirby's 30th anniversary
Spanish Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Festival[4] -


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