I must admit: I have successfully avoided going to Zhangbei for 4 years in a row… Bad bad daze!. Ruby has managed a few times and came back more than happy on each occasion. Yours truly however, has not had the inclination to deal with a 3 to 5 hour drive. This year might just change that, especially on the strength of the day 2 lineup.
So this year, they’re geared for the big party between Friday, July 26th and Sunday, July 28th! While they might not have Tricky or some other bigger names, they did however pull the who’s who of Chinese Rock as well as Taiwan’s Matzka. Sweden’s Pg.Lost and none other than Cui Jian headline a tricky day 3 that history has shown as unkind for bands:
Main Stage: Po Shang Cun; Shanren; Candy Doll; Zuo You; Omnipotent Youth Society; Matzka (Taiwan); Maximilian Hecker (Germany); MONO (Japan); Sodagreen (Taiwan)
DJ Stage Eric Lee, AMU; Liman; Mickey Zhang
Main Stage: Elenore; WHAI; Shuangzi & Friends; Dafay & Skyscraper; Escape Plan; Iron Kite; Twisted Machine; Hanggai; XTX
DJ Stage: Jiaozi; Chole; TNEM; Conrank
Main Stage: Yaksa; No Fish; Sound Toy; CaoTai; Nanwu; Muma & The Third Party; Miserable Faith; Second Hand Rose; Pg.lost (Sweden); Cui Jian
DJ Stage: Guzz; Donkey Tonk; Oshi; Sulumi
Prices this year are along the lines of 150 per day presale (180 door) and 400 presale for the three days (500 at the door)
I’ll probably try and have some extra details about shuttles and festival logistics as we get closer to the dates.
you can get them tickets ahead of time at 228.com
That day 2 is looking really really good.