This Saturday, Tiger Beer Battle of the Bands 2012 (虎牌啤酒乐队龙虎榜) will hold its national semi-finals in Kunming. The three-hour event will take place outside at Wujiaba Airport, which has been vacant since the opening of Changshui International Airport earlier this summer.
This unique venue will be the backdrop as nine of China's best amateur bands compete for an international tour and 100,000 yuan (US$15,800) in cash. Participants have been whittled down from an original 315 during the nine-city tour.
The contest will begin at 4:30pm and will be accessible through gate A2. Bands will play on the tarmac. Tiger will provide double-decker buses – wrapped in concert advertising – to and from the old airport.
Buses will make stops at Chenggong, Wenlinjie and Xiaoximen. Due to permit problems, specific stop locations have yet to be announced. Information will be added to the comments section as soon as it is released.
The touring elimination-style contest has made previous stops in Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Fuzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Changsha and Haikou. The Kunming show will decide which four bands will compete at the national finals to be held September 22 in Beijing.
Bands scheduled to perform
Luoji Shikong (逻辑失控) from Beijing
Suzui (宿醉) from Tianjin
MAD EYE from Changsha
Beijiguang (北极光) from Fuzhou
Mengyu (梦狱) from Kunming
KAKTOOZ from Shenzhen
Mister Lady from Nanjing
Houzijuntuan (猴子军团) from Chengdu
Leke Yuetuan (乐客乐团) from Haikou
With special guests
Wong Ka Keung (黄家强)
Niuqude Jiqi (扭曲的机器)
Macau Renji (澳门刃记)
GoKunming and Tiger Beer are happy to announce we will be giving away 80 free tickets to the 2012 Tiger Beer Battle of the bands. Tickets can be picked up at As You Like on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit four tickets per person.
Each free ticket provides event access and is redeemable for one free Tiger beer for of age concertgoers. Tickets can also be purchased online at Damai for 40 yuan.© Copyright 2005-2023 GoKunming.com all rights reserved. This material may not be republished, rewritten or redistributed without permission.
Local band, the Great Apes are playing a few songs at 7pm as well.
Might be a stupid question, but I'm new in China and I'm wondering if it's cool to bring a camera to an event like this.
What time will the buses come to pick up people at wenlinjie/xiaoximen?
Buses will stop at the following locations before heading to Wujiaba Airport. They will run from 3pm until 5pm. Due to permit restrictions there are no marked stops. Call the phone number listed below each bus line to learn exact pick-up spots and times. Buses will be black double-decker style with Tiger beer adds on them.
Bus 1: Yunnan Normal University
Bus 2: Kunming University of Science and Technology
Bus 3: Yunnan University
Bus 4: Yunnan Art Institute
Bus 5: Yunnan Nationalities University
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