Another music festival has just been added to Kunming's upcoming events schedule – the two-day 500KM City Music Festival (五百里城市音乐节) will be held at the World Horticultural Expo Garden in northeast Kunming on September 10 and 11.
The 500KM festival will be headlined by none other than Chinese rock pioneer Cui Jian who in the decades since his politically charged breakthrough in 1989 has matured greatly as an artist and assembled one of the top rock bands in Asia.
Other major acts scheduled to perform include rocker Xie Tianxiao (谢天笑), former Chengdu Super Voice Girl Tan Weiwei (谭维维) and Shanren Band (山人乐队), which was most recently spotted drinking its way across Yunnan.
Supporting bands that will play the two-day festival include Yellow Barcode (黄色条码), Polymath, Chengdu Shuzi (成都树子), Kouxian (扣弦), Sigangli (司岗里), Ink Wind (墨风), Kaixuan (凯旋), The Great Apes (类人猿), Summer Solstice (夏至日), Li Siwei (李四伟), Mayuan Poets (麻园诗人) and Shepherd (牧羊人).
Tickets for the festival are 120 yuan per person for one day or 180 yuan for both days. Tickets can be bought at Chapter One on Wenlin Jie.
For updates on performance schedules, consult the festival's official website (note: the performance schedule has not been announced as of the afternoon of August 18).
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dammit. the one weekend i go to hongkong cui jian comes to town and there's a decent festival on. just my luck.
The festival's organizers have provided us with an official schedule:
Saturday, September 10:
5:30-6:00 — Shepherd (牧羊人)
6:10-6:40 — Ink Wind (墨风)
6:50-7:20 — Yellow Barcode (黄色条码)
7:30-8:00 — The Great Apes (类人猿)
8:10-8:40 — Mayuan Poets (麻园诗人)
8:50-9:20 — Sigangli (司岗里)
9:30-10:30 — Tan Weiwei (谭维维)
10:30-11:30 — Xie Tianxiao and Cold-blooded Animals
Sunday, September 11
5:30-6:00 — Li Siwei (李四伟)
6:10-6:40 — Chengdu Tree (成都树子)
6:50-7:20 — Kaixuan (凯旋)
7:30-8:00 — Summer Solstice (夏至日)
8:10-8:40 — polymath
8:50-9:20 — Kouxian (扣弦)
9:30-10:30 — Shanren Band (山人乐队)
10:30-11:30 — Cui Jian (崔健)
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