The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Franz Ferdinand are among the first batch of nine acts booked at this year's Fuji Rock Festival in Naeba, Japan.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Franz Ferdinand are among the first batch of nine acts booked at this year's Fuji Rock Festival in Naeba, Japan.

Tokyo-based concert promoter Smash have also confirmed Broken Social Scene, the Hives, the Scissor Sisters and the North Mississippi Allstars to perform at the festival, which takes place July 28-30.

More information can be found at the Smash Web site.