Modern Sky Festival Comes to a Close in Beijing

China’s rock scene has grown quickly over the past few years, and one of the events that most showcases the rising talent is Beijing’s Modern Sky Music Festival, which took play Sept 30, to October 2, 2008 for the second year in a row. This time it drew thousands of domestic and foreign fans alike during a week-long holiday, which marks the country’s National Day. Meanwhile I’m stuck on the opposite side of the globe.

Despite absence of big name foreign acts as with last year, the second Modern Sky Music Festival was a hit still.

Crowds flocked to Beijing’s Haidian Park on the first day of the festival. So much so, there was a serpentine kilometer-long queue outside the gate. Some waited as long as two hours to enter the park.

Rock bands such as Super VC, Queen Sea Big Shark, and AK47 rocked the house. The bands come under Modern Sky, China’s largest indie music label.


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