MMAX Festival：Keeping it local
Sneaking up on us among the big fests, MMAX (玛克思） is being billed as part of “Chaoyang Pop Week” on ticket site chinaticket, to be held out at Chaoyang Sports Center from April 29 to May 1.
I dont know about the rest of Chaoyang Pop Week, but MMAX is a three-day， all domestic line up, including Queen Sea Big Shark， Miserable Faith, Carsick Cars, Hedgehog, Hanggai, Hao Yun, The Life Journey, New Pants, Pop duo Yu Quan and Hong Kong popstar Huang Yaoming.
Also comes equipped with an electronic stage, including usual suspects Elvis T, Sulumi and Terry Tu.
(pre-sale 80元 at gate 100元 three-day pass 220元)
The festival has managed to bring the reclusive Pu Shu out of hiding to headline, who unlike his “Back To Basic” concert in Worker’s Stadium in 2010, has thankfully put together a live band. Pu Shu is revving up to release his long-awaited new album, his first in nearly 9 years.
Although 2007’s fest with Nine Inch Nails is now legendary, if anybody remembers Chaoyang Pop last year, this brand has been tanking． Now I’m just hoping the beer comes through. Day 2 with Pu Shu seems most promising, and you’re sure to be home by 10pm, but many of these guys you can catch while at one of the big boys.
UPDATE： This is a dry fest. no beer.