China’s Great Wall To Host Underground Music Festival
China’s Great Wall has been the site of many things over the years. With construction dating back to 700 BC, it is one of the world’s most recognised structures, and the only one man-made visible from the stratosphere. The wall has acted as a defence between ancient warring factions, as well as a preeminent tourist destination and cultural landmark. Now, underground electronic music venue can be added to that list.
As a country, China is mostly associated with the sounds of EDM, but with a population over 1 billion, it is only natural to find pockets of the citizenry who indulge in the more underground side of electronic music.
“Who never climbed the great wall cannot be deemed a man.” – Mao Zedong
Hearing the call, the Yinyang Music Festival has put together a festival featuring a combination of international acts and local favourites. Strictly limited to 2,000 tickets in order to assure no damage done to the historical site, Shanghai’s Mansion Cultural Center has curated a three day festival atop the landmark over the course of three days in June (20-22).
International acts include Juno Reactor, Sulumi, Kamara, Adam Swain, Frits Wentink, and Cesqeaux, while its local lineup features a who’s who of the Chinese underground.
Check out the aftermovie from last year’s event and see for yourself why this one of a kind event caught our interest.