Strawberry Music Festival to held over May Day holiday

By Chen Nan ( ) Updated: 2016-03-16 13:20:53

Strawberry Music Festival to held over May Day holiday

Strawberry Music Festival 2015 will be held from April 30 to May 2 in Beijing. [Photo provided to China Daily]

The Strawberry Music Festival, one of the country's biggest outdoor music festivals, will be held during the May Day holiday in Beijing and Shanghai.

Shen Lihui, the founder of indie music label Modernsky, which is the organizer of the festival, announced this in Beijing on Monday.

Beijing's Strawberry Music Festival will be held at a tourist resort called Grand Epoch City in Hebei province's Langfang city. It is 50 kilometers away from downtown Beijing.

The Shanghai event will be held at Shanghai World Expo Park.

Both of the festivals will run from April 30 to May 2.

For the first time, the Beijing's festival will mark out a 10,000-square-meter tent area for fans to camp.

The lineup for the festivals will not be revealed till the end of March.

Shen says that hundreds of bands from home and abroad will perform in Beijing and Shanghai.

Launched by Shen eight years ago, the annual music festival has expanded its reach by touring across China.

Besides Beijing and Shanghai, it also goes to second- and third-tier cities, including Xiamen in Fujian province and Changchun in Jilin province.

"The Strawberry Music Festival is definitely beyond music. It's a celebration for young people, who love music, fashion and outdoor experiences," says Shen.

Meanwhile, Modernsky, which was founded in 1997, has evolved into one of the biggest indie music labels in the country. It is home to more than 100 indie acts such as New Pants and Queen Sea Big Shark.


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