A New Horizon for China’s Music Festival Landscape
First Round Lineup Reveal
#A Place Less Ordinary
On September 19 and 20, Echo Park hits the Shanghai Rugby Football Club, an amazing outdoor venue with vast fields of real grass. Today, Split Works and Damai Live come together to create a new music festival brand, holding a “press conference less ordinary” that brings together hundreds of music fans online. Echo Park invites both cutting edge and well-known indie artists from China and around the world to take part in an experience unlike anything China has seen before. We are creating a special place for those who love music and life, to play and escape for a weekend full of surprises and wonder.
Now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the Echo Park first round lineup reveal! This is just the first glimpse into the diverse, exciting acts we have in store for fans at Echo Park. They represent a cross-section of some of the best from the Chinese music scene, and international gems who bring with them something truly refreshing.
The final Echo Park lineup features musicians and acts from China, the United States, U.K, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and Korea, spanning the musical spectrum from rock, hip-hop, hardcore, alternative, electronic, and experimental. Expect spark, colour, magic, and wonder！
For this first lineup announcement, we’re proud to announce Young Fathers, the red-hot British contemporary hip-hop group, whose critically acclaimed debut album Dead won the Mercury Prize in 2014; the seminal Japanese hardcore band Envy; who are redefining the genre as we know it; and My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way, who will be bringing his alluring solo work to Echo Park.
Hong Kong and Mainland Acts:
We are equally proud to present an important part of the first lineup reveal – carefully selected and outstanding bands from Hong Kong and Mainland China. We have Hong Kong indie darlings Chochukmo, electro-rock veterans Duck Fight Goose and one of the most talked about mainland bands at the moment, The Big Wave. It’s a rare sight to see these amazing artists share festival stages with their international contemporaries.
Super Early Bird Tickets are sold out, while “Pre-sale” tickets can now be reserved online!
The early bird got the worm–Echo Park’s Super Early Bird Tickets were so hot they sold out within 6 hours. Thanks to everyone who supported and trusted us, without even knowing the lineup! Now, Echo Park’s Pre-sale tickets can be reserved online. They’ll be 200 RMB/day (260 RMB door) or 300 RMB (400 RMB door)/weekend. To find out more information, you can check out our official Echo Park Website: http://echopark.cn. There are a limited number of tickets, so get yours soon!
Echo Park First Round Lineup Reveal
– International –
– Young Fathers (U.K, Hip-Hop)
– Envy (Japan, Hardcore)
– My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way
– Jeff Lang (Australia, folk/blues)
– Shocking Pinks (New Zealand, indie/electronica)
– Bok Bok (UK, Grime DJ)
– Magic Touch (U.S.A, house/disco DJ)
– Kingston Rudieska (South Korea, ska)
– Hong Kong and Mainland –
– Chochukmo (Hong Kong, Indie/experimental)
– Duck Fight Goose (Shanghai, electronica/rock)
– Project Ace (Guangzhou, “urban” jazz)
– The Big Wave (Beijing, post-punk/new-wave)
– Mosaic (Chengdu, indie)
– South Acid MiMi Dance Team (Kunming, psychedelic)
More lineup announcements are coming soon. Stay tuned!
Official Website: echopark.cn
Date: 19-20th September (Sat & Sun)
Venue: Shanghai Rugby Football Club
Address: 2700 ZhangyangBei Road near Wuzhou Avenue, Metro station Wuzhou Avenue (Line 6, Exit 1)
Advance Tickets: 200 RMB/day, 300 RMB for both days
Normal Tickets: 260 RMB/day, 400 RMB for both days
Please download the ‘Damai’ app from damai.cn to reserve e-tickets
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.