Duration:

September 8 to 9, 2012

Venue:

Changsha Orange Isle Beach Park

24-hour Ticket Hotline:

0731-85524255 / 85527770 / 82222975 / 82251268

Ticket Office:

Ziyuan Building, 15th Floor, No. 395 Laodong West Road, Changsha, Hunan, PRC

Xu Wei

Xu Wei, widely recognized as the new “Rock Idol” after Cui Jian and Tang Dynasty, is now one of the best representatives of rock & roll music in China. His various music styles express everything from rage and sadness to excitement and warmth, making him the inspirational leader of mainland music.

Sodagreen

The members of Sodagreen met in 2001 at Taiwan’s National Chengchi University (NCCU). The six-member band officially came together in 2003 with lyrical rock music driving their original tunes.

Joanna Wang

Joanna Wang, a singer-songwriter from Taiwan is known as the Norah Jones of Taiwan. Her first album Start From Here (Chinese and English CD version) was released in January, 2008.

Architects

Architects are a British metalcore band from Brighton, England, formed in 2004. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Sam Carter, drummer Dan Searle and his twin brother, guitarist and keyboardist Tom Searle and Alex Dean on bass guitar. They released their debut album Nightmares in 2006.

Hao Yun

Hao Yun is China’s most representative city balladeer. With folk as his base, Hao Yun skillfully mixes vocal jazz harmonies with guitar and then adds blues harp and Sanxian, a traditional three-stringed plucked musical instrument. What comes out is his trademark sound we can’t get enough of!

Qu Wanting

Qu Wanting is the first Chinese singer to be singed by Nettwerk Music Group, a famous Canadian record label and distribution company. She is a talented singer and songwriter who also composers her own music. Qu mainly plays piano and guitar, but she is also proficient in a variety of other musical instruments which find their way into her songs.

Escape Plan

Formerly established in 2005, Escape Plan reorganized and changed its name in 2007. With Brit-pop as its music style before the reorganization, the band now features Indie pop mixed with other musical elements like Electronic, New wave and Post punk.

Nanwu

Established in 2007, Nanwu absorbs the essence of traditional Chinese culture and seeks for a diverse expression of Chinese and Western music, thus creating a hybrid style with Chinese art and youthful humor,. The band calls this motif "Nanwu art".

Gao Feng&G-ELEVEN

Born in Beijing, Gao Feng, at 25, is considered one of China’s best young all-round singer-songwriters. His songs revolve around stories about the city, dreams and love. G-ELEVEN is the youngest R&B Funk band in China.

DUDE

DUDE is a mixed band with members from America, France, Poland and China. Following in the footsteps of the American all-star cover band, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, DUDE has set popular Chinese songs to a pop punk style. You’ll love their wild stage show!

All-star Bands

Basically all the bands that have performed in domestic well-known musical festivals have been invited.

Outstanding Local Bands

9 bands selected from colleges and universities or bars in Changsha will perform on the stage. Headed by super music stars, a revolution of local rock bands and original music is just around the corner.

High-caliber Volunteers

Volunteers with excellent command of English will provide international guests and overseas bands with quality service.

Environmental Awareness Promotion

More than 120 volunteers will be on the spot to provide high-quality services and initiators of “Earth Hour” will also give publicity to environmental protection.

Catchy and Creative Slogans

Catchy and creative slogans have been collected from the public to showcase their wisdom and present the festival’s characteristics.

Various Recreational Activities

The venue, Orange Isle Beach Park, has been divided into ten separate areas, including Performance Area, Audience Area, Food Area,

SavingMolly
Hao Yun
Happy fans
Escape Plan
Gao Feng&G-ELEVEN
Joanna Wang
Musical fans
DUDE
Wang Wei
Nanwu
Sodagreen
Xu Wei
Qu Wanting

We enjoyed the British Rock & Roll music culture in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympic Games, and the world experienced the grand sports event to the sound of rock music. On the other side of the world, we will pay our tribute to music during a two-day festival at Changsha’s Orange Isle Beach Park.

Festival artists cover a wide range of genres: everything from folk to rock to electronica. Big national stars like Xu Wei, Sodagreen, Wang Ruolin and Qu Wanting, as well as other famous acts like He Yun, Escape Plan and Nanwu have been invited to the show. Several local acts will find their way to the stage, as will performers and bands who have risen to the top through the recent competitive selection process. We also look forward to seeing two European bands, Dead Shape Figuer from Finland and Architects from Britain, as they take the stage at the festival. Dead Shape Figuer features a special soft voice from the canyons of Scandinavia. The Architects, on the other hand, known for their insane brand of rock, will offer the audience their first heavy metal music show in China.

The 2012 Orange Isle Music Festival aims to be the greatest outdoor music festival in China with south central China as the center. Performances will be held on the Main Stage and the Electronica Stage. The park will also be divided into ten non-music theme areas including the innovation market, graffiti area and recreation area.