ARK NOVA – the world’s first inflatable concert hall

Japan121 184 Fukushima



the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and the British artist Anish Kapoor developed an inflatable mobile concert hall. It serves not only as a platform for high-level artistic offerings but also as a vibrant and diverse venue for gatherings, bringing together international and local musicians, artists and audiences. LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA was inaugurated in the fall of 2013 in Matsushima; in 2014 it traveled to Sendai for its second season; and in 2015 the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ARK NOVA operated in Fukushima and additionally received the Classical:NEXT Innovation Award.

Music Program

venue for Lucern Festival with a broad range of concerts