Cat Power To Make Rare Full Band Appearance
Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor Band Confirms Legendary Saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders, South African Female Vocal Ensemble The Mahotella Queens + Sinkane, Money Mark, Alexis Taylor & More
Festival Confirmed For Oct 4th, 5th In Central Park
Following seven years of explosive growth across China, becoming that country’s largest music festival ever, The Modern Sky Festival is now set to come to the United States for the first time, bringing a wide-ranging, two-day musical gathering to Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield in New York, October 4th & 5th 2014.
Artists confirmed for the already announced festival include “post-hardcore surrealists” (Exclaim) The Blood Brothers who will be making their first New York appearance since disbanding in 2007.
Also on the bill is Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor band, now confirmed to feature legendary jazz saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders, South African female vocal ensemble The Mahotella Queens, plus Sinkane, Money Mark, Alexis Taylor & more.
Additionally, Cat Power will perform a rare New York show with her full backing band featuring Gregg Foreman (keyboard), Adeline Jasso (guitar), Nico Turner (bass) and Alianna Kalaba (drums). Cat Power has previously performed at Beijing and Shanghai versions of the festival in 2013.
Also on the bill will be Stars, The Both – feat. Aimee Mann & Ted Leo, Liars, and Chinese rock bands Re-TROS, Queen Sea Big Shark and Second Hand Rose.
Confirmed Festival Line-Up:
Saturday October 4
5pm – 10pm
Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor
(featuring an all-star lineup of musicians to be announced soon)
Re-TROS (Rebuilding The Rights of Statues)
The Blood Brothers
Sunday October 5
2pm – 8:30pm
The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo)
Second Hand Rose
Queen Sea Big Shark
Omnipotent Youth Society
Tickets For Modern Sky Festival Price: $48 single day, $85 multi-day Link: www.modernskyfestivalnyc.com
About Modern Sky Entertainment, Ltd.:
The Modern Sky Festival was first produced in Beijing in 2007. With 120+ artists performing on 8 stages over 3 days, becoming mainland China’s largest-ever music festival. Today, the Modern Sky Festival is one of 20+ large-scale music festivals produced in cities throughout mainland China by Modern Sky Entertainment, China’s leading music entertainment company
Formed in 1997, Modern Sky Entertainment companies include China’s largest independent record label, Modern Sky Records; Modern Sky Concerts, mainland China’s largest festival and concert event producer; M2 Artist Management; Modern Sky Publishing; Mlive Ticketing; and Modern Sky Labs.
About Modern Sky Founder/CEO, Shen Lihui
Shen Lihui is commonly referred to as the “Richard Branson of China” by Chinese media. Lihui is the Founder and CEO of Modern Sky Entertainment, Ltd. and was the lead singer of seminal Chinese rock band Sober (Qingxing). In it’s 40th Anniversary issue, Time Out Beijing featured Lihui among it’s list of “40 Heroes” of the past forty years.