Strawberry Festival 5/31- 6/1

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  • AM
    AM
    Participant

    The festival is scheduled to run for two days during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday (May 31st to June 1st) and boasts three separate live music and electronic stages; The Strawberry Stage, The Love Stage and the Electronic Music Stage.

    Full info including tickets and line up

    #40066
    Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster

    Fingers crossed, hoping this is a good one. Here’s the lineup and set time from Weibo:

    Strawberry Music Festival Chengdu

    Anyone know if there will be a camping area at Strawberry like there was at Zebra?

    #40071
    AM
    AM
    Participant

    No camping + a ridiculously early finish = lots of after-parties

    #40122

    Ian
    Participant

    No camping sucks.

    #40126
    Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster

    No camping + a ridiculously early finish = lots of after-parties

    Seriously, 9pm finish? I figured it would go until midnight like Zebra always did in the past.

    #40127
    AM
    AM
    Participant

    Those expensive houses are now all occupied. That and the pandas need their sleep. I don’t know why they used that location.

    #40128
    Rick in China
    Rick in China
    Participant

    Misleading title. I thought it was literally a festival for strawberries, which I most definitely would go to!

    #40135

    Ian
    Participant

    Maybe fanmate would of been a better venue

    #40138
    AM
    AM
    Participant

    There are 2 good reasons not to use fanmate. It’s about to be demolished. It holds less than 1/10th of the people strawberry hopes to attract.

    #40139

    Ian
    Participant

    Maybe we could rent a field nearby and set up a camping area

    #40140
    Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster

    Those expensive houses are now all occupied. That and the pandas need their sleep. I don’t know why they used that location.

    This makes a lot of sense, I remember a few years ago at Zebra it looked like construction was just about finishing up there. Those houses looked really close.

    I thought it was literally a festival for strawberries, which I most definitely would go to!

    I’ve pretty much always had a good time at Poly 198 for Zebra. Most of the musical acts are like something you’d hear on Chinese radio, but the atmosphere was fun and it’s a good space to throw a frisbee, drink cheap beer, and listen to local DJs on a sunny day. I look forward to Strawberry.

    #40145

    Danny
    Participant

    Epic day yesterday. I spent 90% of the time at the EDM stage, the DJ was definitely melting people’s faces off. Took an hour and a half to get back to downtown Chengdu afterwards, 40rmb per person in an unmarked rapist van.

    #40436
    Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster

    Epic day yesterday. I spent 90% of the time at the EDM stage, the DJ was definitely melting people’s faces off. Took an hour and a half to get back to downtown Chengdu afterwards, 40rmb per person in an unmarked rapist van.

    Yeah, yesterday was good. Much better than the first day!

    I got some photos:

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    These are all actually high-res photos. If you copy the image URL to a new browser you can see them in full size.

    #40437
    Chris Ziich
    Chris Ziich
    Moderator

    I went both days and was very impressed with the quality of this event, especially compared to Zebra 2 years ago. Tons of people and saw some pretty cool Chinese acts like:

    二手玫瑰 – kind of Modest Mouse/Franz Ferdinand post-punk rock with a traditional Chinese instrument kind of like an oboe.
    张蔷 and the 新裤子 – Chinese electro pop
    肆伍 – a slipknot-like metal band. People were going nuts over here with a flare bonfire, flags, and moshing.

    Now I wish I was there to see all of the acts because I actually like a lot of this music.

    We got lucky with rides. 100rmb in a crazy taxi on day one for 4 people. Sped back into the city in 40 minutes. 150rmb on day 2 for 5 people in a van that knew all the backroads around traffic.

    Great festival!

    #40439

    Ian
    Participant

    Second day was great from what I can remember… Spent most of the day at the Chengdu Music stage, because it was in the shade…. Sunburnt and hungover.

     

    #40447

    Melody
    Participant

    Was in Chengdu briefly for past weekend but was lucky to catch Strawberry Music Festival, Charlie you were awesome! (sorry my phone sucks at pics..). And also thanks for the other recommendations on Chengdu places, we went to both Little Bar and the New one, wanted to go to Here We go but it was closed on Sun…definitely want to visit Chengdu again!

    #40453
    Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster

    二手玫瑰 – kind of Modest Mouse/Franz Ferdinand post-punk rock with a traditional Chinese instrument kind of like an oboe.

    They were a great first act to walk into the festival to. Good music, stage presence, and cool costumes.

    Second day was great from what I can remember… Spent most of the day at the Chengdu Music stage, because it was in the shade…. Sunburnt and hungover.

    That was me on the first day.. too much beer and sun. By 10am I was done.

    Was in Chengdu briefly for past weekend but was lucky to catch Strawberry Music Festival, Charlie you were awesome! (sorry my phone sucks at pics..). And also thanks for the other recommendations on Chengdu places, we went to both Little Bar and the New one, wanted to go to Here We go but it was closed on Sun…definitely want to visit Chengdu again!

    Thank you, and glad you had fun in Chengdu! Like Chris already said, Strawberry went really well. We’ve had some music festival disasters in Chengdu in the past but fortunately this one turned out to be great.

    #40454

    Danny
    Participant

    @melody

     

    Here We Go had a rooftop party this weekend for Sat and Sun on the roof of Wangfujing, thats why their bar was closed. The party was dope, lots of alcohol, no entry fee (if you’re slick), and lots of drunk shenanigans.

    #40456

    Melody
    Participant

    Oh too bad we missed the  party! but also had a very early flight on Mon morning back to HK : ( Hope to visit again sometime soon

    #40475

    Ian
    Participant

    Whilst singing at the Chengdu Music stage

     

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