China’s leading independant record label, Modern Sky, sponsored the Strawberry Festival, which brought together some of the leading indie, punk and other rock and roll bands. Acupuncture Records was behind Intro, Beijing’s main electronic music festival.
At Strawberry 95% of the bands and spectators were local and very hipsterish. The DJs at the electronic music festival were mainly foreign and the spectators were about half and half.
In many ways, the focus at both events was more on the fashion than the music, about which the spectators often did not always know a huge amount…
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