That's takes a look at this festival-packed long weekend.
Apr 29 - 30: Crazy Lotus Experience
involved event organized by Rainbow Gao of The Mansion features two
packed days of electronic music and communty events, including a pillow
fight. The all-access festival pass gets you three free drinks and free
entry to a slew of afterparties at several Shanghai nightclubs. See
event listing for more details.
China Beatbox Champion Zhang Ze
Taiwan artist Chiu Pi's experimental electronic music (he's also holding a Buddhism dance class)
French DJ Steo Le Panda... who performs dressed up as a panda (photo above)
German deep house DJ Peer Kusiv
Apr 29 - May 1: Strawberry Music Festival
Though its Beijing counterpart was abruptly canceled
last week, this annual festival by Beijing record label Modern Sky is
on schedule for May holiday. Expect a diverse roster with a few big
international names (like Charlie XCX) and a strong line-up of veteran
Chinese festival performers, like Re-TROs and New Pants.
UK post-punk band The Vaccines
American instrumental post-rockers Caspian
Japanese hip-hop legend DJ Krush
Beijing post-punk/electronic band Re-TROs (重塑雕像的权利) - see our feature on them here.
British pop star Charlie XCX
Beijing dance pop band New Pants (新裤子)
Apr 29 - May 1: Midi Festival Taihu
Okay, this may not be Shanghai, but close enough. After a fallow season last fall, this longstanding festival returns to Tai Lake with three days of music, camping and an onsite swimming pool. The line-up features a mix of Chinese and international bands that span the gamut of genres, including folk, rock, electronic music and a generous serving of metal.
French post-rockers Totorro
Chinese metal band Twisted Machine (扭曲机器)
American deathcore band Whitechapel
Folk singer ZhaoLei (赵雷)
British power metal group Dragonforce
French electropop artist Lescop
Apr 30 - May 2: JZ Spring
100 local and international jazz musicians converge in Jing’an
for the first of JZ’s two annual music festivals. Brooklyn
Interdenominational Choir, Giovanni Tommaso Trio and Peter
Erskine Trio will perform at the Masters Concerts that
take place each night at the Shanghai Centre Theatre, which are the
only shows that have a cover charge. During the day, Jing'an Park and
the surrounding areas will offer free concerts and activities by an
eclectic mix of performers.
Jazz vocalist Jade Lee
May 1:Funk troupe Howhy
Giovanni Tommaso Trio
Peter Erskine Trio (pictured above)
Details: Apr 30-May 2, 10.30am-9.30pm, free entry (RMB180-280 for Masters Concerts). Various locations.
Apr 30 - May 1: Springwave Sunset Electronic Dance Music Festival
festival from Taiwan returns to Shanghai for its second year, bringing
with it a major push toward international superstar DJs. Several huge
names in mainstream EDM, including Martin Garrix and Steve Aoki, will
perform with all the usual EDM bells, whistles and glowsticks over
the course of two days at Shanghai Shendi Ecology Park.
Dmitiri Vegas & Like Mike (pictured above)
For more things to do in Shanghai over the May holiday, check out our Events Section.
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