September 16-17, Shanghai Community Sports Club
China’s grooviest music festival is back;
First lineup announcements coming soon
Did you miss us?
Remember last year? Sunshine and blue skies watching over our all-grass playpen. 4 stages of amazing music, from the incendiary Young Fathers to the pogo-happy Pennywise. The weirdness of the Garage. The most ultimate of Frisbee. Unicycle riding, poi spinning, great drinks and food. High-fives and hugs.
Today, we’re super buzzed to be able to share the news that Echo Park 2016 will be back for your pleasures (guilty or otherwise), hitting Shanghai on September 16 and 17. Same venue, same rebel spirit. Once again chock-full of great bands, weird art, strange creatures and fun distractions. We can’t wait to share it with the people we do it all for – you!
Save the date. We’ve got some big surprises in store.
Full event details are at the end of this press release, and the first lineup announcements will drop soon. Follow us online to keep up with news and updates!
So what’s in store?
It’s probably safe to say that our Place Less Ordinary will be a little bit different from the average Chinese festival.
Our lineup, as always, goes deep and wide, with a forensically assembled post-headliner bill in this cruel, headliner world. We’ve got something for everyone at the park – from pop and emo to punk and metal, from shoegaze and hip hop, to the widest selection of electronic goodness this side of Tokyo, plus a liberal sprinkling of the unusual and unexpected. In short, the best of China and the world.
There’s also plenty of action beyond the stages. China’s young and restless, let loose in our two-day wonderland. There’s outsider art, produced live. Installations to excite and (sometimes) provoke. Craft cocktails from the dark side. Objects of wonder and delight.
And let’s not forget food (so much food), sports, games, bad puns, ice cream and a few other surprises that we’re struggling to keep in.
It’s going to be exciting. Emotionally charged. The happiest weekend of the year.
Take in the sights and sounds. The tastes and smells. Lose yourself to the music. Dance. It’s the sound of something extraordinary.
Echo Park is back. September 16-17. We can’t wait to see you again.
Follow Echo Park online for news and updates
Official Website: http://echopark.cn
Echo Park 2016
Date: 16-17th September (Fri & Sat)
Venue: Shanghai Community Sports Club (formerly the Shanghai Rugby Football Club)
Address: 2700 ZhangyangBei Road, near Wuzhou Avenue (张杨北路2700号, 近五洲大道)
Metro station Wuzhou Avenue (五洲大道, Line 6, Exit 1)
Split Works: http://www.spli-t.com
About Split Works:
Split Works has been rocking in the free (ish) world since 2006. Working with inspirational artists from across the globe, the good people at Split Works HQ have been a key contributor to the continued rise of China’s music scene.
Split Works has launched five music festivals and promoted over 400 tours to 30 Chinese cities, always striving to stay true to a familiar refrain: the music has to be special, every single time. From Godspeed You! Black Emperor to Sonic Youth, from Thee Oh Sees to Mac Demarco and Shabazz Palaces, from Black Rabbit to JUE and Wooozy to More Music, we love music, we love China and we love you.
About Damai Live:
Damai Live is a new international concert promotion agency, part of Damai Entertainment, the country’s biggest ticketing agency. It has the strongest resource platform in China, and leverages Damai Entertainment’s robust O2O operational systems. Damai Live maintains extensive relationships with leading global promoters and live entertainment agencies, and has expertise and capacity in event planning and promotion. Damai Live organizes live performances and creates original entertainment projects, striving to create high-quality, cutting-edge experiences for domestic audiences.