A smorgasbord of EDM tomfoolery, the New York-originating and the internationally traveled Electric Zoo festival is making it's Shanghai debut November 12 at Expo Park. Along with Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Sensation, Electric Zoo is one of the world's largest electronic events, with expansions already in Mexico and Tokyo. Known for their outrageous stage set-ups (it's a giant octopus) and animal-themed mayhem, the Shanghai version is importing all the official state-of-the-art lights, gear, installations, things that boom, things that spray, things that foam, things that gush, things that ooze, things that pop, all that madness for the China debut. See for yourself.
The just capped off their 2016 New York edition. Reportedly, attendance was 83,000 people -- 83,000 people -- and featured Tiesto, Hardwell, Bassnectar, Blasterjaxx... all of them. The line-up to the Shanghai one will be released in a few week. Tickets will be available on SmartTicket as well.
A little bit sooner on the horizon, Beijing's INTRO festival is confirmed for a Shanghai date on October 29 at Expo Park. Coming out of that city's nascent house / techno / DnB scene, INTRO is the electronic music event of the year in China's capital, a place, it can be said, that tends to like its rawk music more than its nnn tsst, nnn tsst, nnn tsst. The concerns behind this one are Beijing's alternative dance scene, working out of Lantern Club (kinda like Shelter plus old Lola), and it's been a labor of love for nigh a decade. Sometimes it gets nixed by the powers that be and sometimes it turns out pretty fucking rad. More of a celebration of local talent, the Shanghai version sees the Beijing organizers extending the olive branch to Shanghai's own electronic scene -- Howell from Shelter is running a Bass stage, and there's plenty of Shanghai talent featured throughout.
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