Black Star, Everything Everything, Nine Treasures, Koreless, C.Z and Yang Bing complete Echo Park’s freewheeling selection of artist awesomeness.
Also: who’s playing on what day, some stage detail and what we’ve prepared for your culinary delectation! Onward!
All systems go for Echo Park 2015
On 19th and 20th September 2015, at the sprawling grasslands of the Shanghai Football Rugby Club, 57 artists across 4 stages will kick start what we think is the broadest and deepest international lineup at a Chinese festival ever. We’ve also got out-of-the-box performers, insanely fun non-musical activities, and festival food that’s better than it has any right to be. J
But first, the music.
We’re proud and excited to reveal the last six artists in our sonic adventure. Joining us at Echo Park 2015 will be cult hip-hop duo Black Star, the seminal pairing of Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (the artist formerly known as Mos Def); British art-rock band Everything Everything; inner-Mongolian folk-metal group Nine Treasures, Glasgow’s electronic wunderkind Koreless, the 22 year old U.S. producer and cross-genre DJ C.Z, and Beijing’s seminal tech-house veteran Yang Bing. We’ve got a full list of artists at the end of this release.
Who’s playing on what day?
Day 1 (Saturday, September 19)
Highlighted Artists: Gerard Way, Envy, Everything Everything, Beach Fossils, Young Fathers, Koreless, and Chochukmo.
Also playing Saturday: The Big Wave, We Are Wolves, Nova Heart, Mosaic, Stolen, Nite Fields, The Fuzz, Bok Bok, Koreless, Itsogoo, Session Victim (live), Duck Fight Goose, Hutong Yellow Weasels, Howie Lee (live), C.Z, Laura Ingalls, Kikiorix, Damacha (live), Aivilox, Deep Ronin and Allan Marshall.
Day 2 (Sunday, September 20)
Highlighted Artists: Kelis, Black Star, Chase & Status (DJ set) & Rage, Jay Park and Sound Toy, Swim Deep, Pennywise.
Also playing Sunday: Shocking Pinks, Star Slinger, Jeff Lang, Ajinai, Forests, The Murky Crows, South Acid MiMi Dance Team, Nine Treasures, J-Fever & Soulspeak, Project Ace, Yang Bing, Emerald Rae, Vibronics & Madu Messenger, Skinny Brown, Nick Monaco (live), Magic Touch, MIIIA, Holly Sh!t, Cavia, Santo Chino, and Miki Discosnot
Kingston Rudieska & Compa will be playing on both days.
Echo Park will feature four stages running tandem live performances with slightly offset set-times, so you can max out the music you can catch each day! We’ve made it super-simple to trek between stages too, so you can rest easy and enjoy the tunes.
The Echo Stage
This is the big one. Good vibes ground zero. This is where a lot of our main headliners and featured acts will be playing. Expect big sounds, mass singalongs, and raucous shouts for encores. Old school hip-hoppers, new-school K-poppers – they’ll all be here.
Where things get a little bit rougher and tougher. Think left-field hipster kids, hollering for their indie idols, hardcore and punk fans spinning circles and jumping pogos: Stage Left is a mashup of the weird and new, strange and cool (with a little bit of classic thrown in for good measure). It’s a tad more experimental, but with infinitely higher street cred.
This is where we warp your mind with sounds from the future. This is the stage to head to for electronic beats and hip-swinging grooves. You can catch the best DJs laying down glitchy, scratchy electronica, or kick back to some future disco. We’ve got plenty of live on this stage as well, but it’s all certified 100% danceable.
The Yurt by Rainbow Disco Club
Rainbow Disco Club have been throwing Japan’s best parties for half a decade, and we’re bringing them over to curate a bit of fun at Echo Park – The Yurt by RDC. What can you expect? Groovy beats and funky breaks, of course, but also mad installations and eccentric vibes.
RDC promises an adventure – sound, light, art, music and design coming together for something mystical. We’ve got a 12-hour journey planned, with everything from chilled out downtempo as the sun goes down to high-energy drum ‘n bass as the stars come up.
Echo Park 2015: It’ll be one of the best outdoor parties Shanghai’s ever seen.
You’re going to love this.
We’ve picked some of Shanghai’s best creators of the delicious, to set up shop in the restaurants and stalls of Echo Park. Food isn’t just an afterthought for us. We wanted to avoid endless queues for sloppy fast-food or thoughts of festival food as something to stuff in-between bands.
We’re making sure you’re getting some quality grub at prices you’ll love.
We’ve got British-style pies from Pie Society, American-style pizza from Melrose Pizza, and Gangnam-style Korean fried chicken. We have meat filled goodness from Brothers Kebabs (and falafel wraps!), Strictly Cookies’ homemade taste-tinglers, handcrafted sausages from Amelia’s, Spread the Bagel sandwiches, savory waffles from GoGet Waffles, the most authentic Mexican this side of the continent from La Coyota, spicy modern Sichuanese delicacies via Spicy Plus, The Rooster’s pulled-pork sliders, Slurp’s Yunnanese rice noodles, and burger sliders and more from GumGum, plus a whole bunch of other goodies and treats!
You’ll be spoiled for choice, and we’ll understand if you miss your favourite act because you just had to get one. more. bagel.
Some of the world’s greatest ideas started in a garage, and at Echo Park, we’re incubating eight exciting ideas from young creative souls, artists and performers in our special installation meets artisanal hub, “The Garage”.
Here’s how it works. We’re taking some of the hottest photographers, dancers, filmmakers, designers and sculptors around, and giving them 10 hours in our special garage shop on which to work on their projects. You can see ideas take shape, watch the creative process unfold, and be part of spinning dreams into reality.
We’ll have creative vendors to inspire you further, food stalls to replenish your left-brain juices and eight special projects you can help bring to life.
And everything else….
We’ve got a whole lot more going on at Echo Park, and we’ll have more on that soon! Team sports, unicycles, roving performers, places to play with the kiddies, everything but the kitchen sink. Maybe even kitchen sinks, so stay tuned!
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 bought online. They’ll be 200 RMB/day (260 RMB door) or 300 RMB (400 RMB door)/weekend. Check out our official Echo Park Website: http://echopark.cn for more information. Due to PSB restrictions, there are a limited number of tickets, so get yours soon!
Day 1: Saturday, 19 September
– Gerard Way (USA)
– Envy (JPN)
– Beach Fossils (USA)
– Swim Deep (UK)
– Everything Everything (UK)
– Young Fathers (UK)
– Nova Heart (CN)
– Stolen 秘密行动 (CN)
– We Are Wolves (CA)
– Duck Fight Goose (CN)
– Chochukmo 触执毛 (CN, HK)
– Session Victim (live) (GER)
– Mosaic 马赛克 (CN)
– Koreless (UK)
– ITSOGOO (CN)
– C.Z (USA)
– AJINAI 阿基耐 (CN)
– Bok Bok (UK)
– Nite Fields (AUS)
– Kingston Rudieska (KOR)
– The Fuzz (CN)
– The Big Wave 大波浪 (CN)
– Hutong Yellow Weasels (CN)
– Damacha (live) (CN)
– Allan Marshall (CN)
– Laura Ingalls (CN)
– Aivilox (CN)
– Deep Ronin (CN)
– Howie Lee (live) (CN)
– Kikiorix (JPN)
– Compa (UK)
Day 2: Sunday, September 20
– Jay Park (KOR)
– Kelis (USA)
– Black Star (USA)
– Chase & Status (DJ SET) & Rage (UK)
– Pennywise (USA)
– Shocking Pinks (NZ)
– Sound Toy 声音玩具 (CN)
– Nick Monaco (live) (USA)
– Nine Treasures (CN)
– The Murky Crows 昏鸦 (CN, TW)
– Magic Touch (USA)
– Project Ace (CN)
– Forests 森林合唱乐团 (CN, TW)
– Yang Bing (CN)
– J-Fever & Soulspeak (CN)
– Kingston Rudieska (KOR)
– Compa (UK)
– Star Slinger (UK)
– Jeff Lang (AUS)
– Vibronics & Madu Messenger (UK)
– South Acid MiMi Dance Team (CN)
– Cavia (CN)
– Skinny Brown (CN)
– Miki Discosnot (CN)
– Emerald Rae (USA)
– Santo Chino (CN)
– Holly Sh!T (CN)
– MIIIA (CN)
Official Website: www.echopark.cn
Date: 19-20th September (Sat & Sun)
Venue: Shanghai Rugby Football Club
Address: 2700 Zhangyang Bei Road near Wuzhou Avenue, Metro station Wuzhou Avenue (Line 6, Exit 1)
Pre-sale Tickets: 200 RMB/day, 300 RMB for both days
Regular Tickets: 260 RMB/day, 400 RMB for both days
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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 key contributors 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.
Split Works Official Website: http://www.spli-t.com
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 offer high-quality, cutting-edge experiences for domestic audiences.
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