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How EDM festival Storm is leading China’s live dance music charge

As China’s Storm Festival returns to its birthplace Shanghai this weekend with performers including The Chemical Brothers, Kygo and Marshmello, organisers A2Live talk about big plans for the event’s future

As China’s Storm Festival returns to its birthplace Shanghai this weekend with performers including The Chemical Brothers, Kygo and Marshmello, organisers A2Live talk about big plans for the event’s future

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Princess Nokia, Thurston Moore in eclectic line-up at Shanghai Concrete & Grass Music Festival

The names may not be as big as in previous years due to bureaucracy and indecisive artists, but tickets are selling fast and the third edition of the festival promises something for everyone

The names may not be as big as in previous years due to bureaucracy and indecisive artists, but tickets are selling fast and the third edition of the festival promises something for everyone

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Beijing indie rock band Carsick Cars reform for Shanghai music festival, but jury’s out on permanent reunion

The original line-up of Zhang Shouwang, Li Qing and Li Weisi, who supported US rock band Sonic Youth in 2007, will reunite to play their classic first album at September’s Concrete & Grass Music Festival. But will they stay together?

The original line-up of Zhang Shouwang, Li Qing and Li Weisi, who supported US rock band Sonic Youth in 2007, will reunite to play their classic first album at September’s Concrete & Grass Music Festival. But will they stay together?

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Election for Chinese idol group SNH48, spin-off of Japan’s AKB48, draws record numbers as owners eye expansion across the country

Having controversially split from their Japanese founding partners, the Chinese management of SNH48, BEJ48, GNZ48, SHY48 – and soon CKG48 – seem set on creating a lucrative idol universe of epic proportions

Having controversially split from their Japanese founding partners, the Chinese management of SNH48, BEJ48, GNZ48, SHY48 – and soon CKG48 – seem set on creating a lucrative idol universe of epic proportions

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
It’s live: your guide to Shanghai’s best gig venues

From swinging jazz clubs and rock dives to sweaty heavy metal spaces – here’s a list of where it’s all happening for music fans in Shanghai

From swinging jazz clubs and rock dives to sweaty heavy metal spaces – here’s a list of where it’s all happening for music fans in Shanghai

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
A China music festival out to raise the bar, Douban’s Wetware Festival is an event staged by music fans for music fans

There hasn’t been a proper festival here for ages, says Douban Music’s Zhao Yue ahead of four-day, multisensory event in Beijing the social networking site intends as independent, cool, and different

There hasn’t been a proper festival here for ages, says Douban Music’s Zhao Yue ahead of four-day, multisensory event in Beijing the social networking site intends as independent, cool, and different

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM