Concert Set For Oct 4, 5 In Central Park Will Feature Music By The Blood Brothers, Cat Power, Atomic Bomb! The Music of William Onyeabor, The Both, Liars, Stars + More
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.
Brooklyn Flea’s Smorgasburg Food Market will provide festival goers with food from New York favorites including Asia Dog, Blue Marble Ice Cream, Lonestar Empire BBQ, and Pizza Moto. Additionally, VIP ticket holders will gain access to an exclusive pre-show buffet catered by Williamsburg’s Baby’s All Right.
Celebrated New York designer Wendy Mullin (Built By Wendy) has been commissioned to design the official festival merchandise, which includes t-shirts, jumpsuits, totes, and her iconic guitar straps. All will be on sale in limited quantities during both days of the festival.
Long Island action sports specialists Panda Diplomacy will also be on hand with boards, clothing and other merchandise. The company takes its name from China’s long held convention of dealing pandas to allies as a gesture of friendship in an effort to promote goodwill, sportsmanship, and environmental awareness between like-minded spirits around the world.
More music recently added to the Atomic Bomb! line up include Jamie Lidell & the Mahotella Queens, coming all the way from Nashville, Tennessee, and Johannesburg, South Africa respectively. The guests will be joining Atomic Bomb!’s Ahmed Ghallab and his band Sinkane, Money Mark and Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor (along with a fantastic group of horn players and Nigerian percussionists!).
The festival will mark the first New York show by the Blood Brothers since recently reunited and will feature a rare full band performance by Cat Power. Rising Chinese indie bands including Deserts Zhang Xuan and Second Hand Rose will open both days.
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.