Happy 6th birthday JUE! Once again we’re really excited to bring you what we hope will be your most memorable music and arts experience of the year!
What Is JUE | Music + Art?
JUE | Music + Art《觉》音乐＋艺术节 is an annual urban festival that embraces the whole of Beijing and Shanghai. Celebrating its 6th year in 2014, JUE is all about showcasing the best of the local creative communities in these two great cities, as well as inviting artists from around the world to share their talent with China. We’re all about community; doing everything we can to set an intimate vibe, and to carefully weave every one of our artists and events into a multidisciplinary masterpiece.
JUE: 2 Cities, 3 Weeks, 7 disciplines, 1 community united through the arts.
JUE 2014 Mixtape
Following the news of our Pre-JUE February show featuring The Lumineers, for our first big announcement we stay true to our colours: JUE is about unearthing the best underground talent we can lay our ears on. Rather than dive in with big names, we’re gonna set the vibe straight – that way you’ll have more than one surprise to look forward to after the Xmas holidays!
2014 JUE Music + Art welcomes to the stage:
And So I Watch You From Afar (UK)
Acid Mothers Temple (JP)
Blak Twang (UK)
Paul Collins’ Beat (US)
The Fuzz (CN)
Young Dreams (NO)
+ A showcase by Beijing’s very own Genjing Records, featuring： Alpine Decline, Duck Fight Goose and Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes.
We’ve locked down acts from three continents who will perform music across genres as divergent as punk-rock, psychedelia, hip-hop, electronic, garage rock, and other genres so unique they sound like garbled words. All in our first press release! Can you tell we’re excited? Check out a playlist we’ve put together to ease you in:
JUE Art Highlights
JUE’s events span across seven creative disciplines, each of which is propped up by our amazingly supportive partners. Here’s a preview of what to expect from the other six event categories:
After a very successful inaugural year we are bringing back Asian Cinema Week. Look out for inspiring new films from the budding film industries of far-flung territories including Myanmar, Nepal and hopefully even North Korea…
JUE Literary Events
Get your specs out, because we’re renewing our strong relationships with the Bookworm International Literary Festival and Australian Writers’ Week. We have festival favourites including the heated Translation Slam and Poetry Slam, and appearances from cool characters including JUE veteran Jenevieve Chang.
This year we’re recreating our JUE NEXT GEN platform as an open forum, where China’s youth (and their expat pals) can enjoin in a visual dialogue with the festival.
Our Live Photography Workshop will be launched in both cities this year, giving music fanatics the chance to learn how to take amazing snaps of live shows.
This year we have a dance workshop by new kids on the block Groove Entertainment – they’re experts in dance performance and will help to get Shanghai’s city-dwellers jigging. Also look out for Balance Art, an organisation that operates a collection of integrated centers for a variety of stage-based and visual art forms
We have collaborations in Beijing with World Culture Open (WCO), a non-profit organisation promoting cultural exchange, sharing and support. There are two components including C!Talk, and the C!Here art crawl – a tour of some of Beijing’s free urban spaces.
Having been around for five years now, we know what you fancy. You didn’t think we’d forget about our warm-up to JUE Market did you? Nooo…How could we? This year’s market will be held in an inspiring space in Beijing that we’ve never used before…
Also look out for:
Beijing’s Bike to JUE (with more smashing prizes on the go)
Shanghai’s China Youth Day – a series of discussions between leaders in the creative fields and the next generation of thought leaders and creative entrepreneurs.
Oh! Another special something for this year will be a unique beer we’ll be serving up as part of a collaboration between Jing A Brewing Co. and Jellymon / Re-Up!
Back in November we hollered at creative communities across the two cities to send in their JUE submissions. This year was special: we had bursaries up for grabs, which included money and promotional assistance. Well, we’ve confirmed our shortlist of candidates. Look out for our official announcement…
Get all the details over on our official website and SNS pages: