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Summer Sonic Shanghai line-up: Placebo and more confirmed

Babymetal not mentioned in first wave of announcements

Placebo are headed to Shanghai
Organisers for Summer Sonic Shanghai 2017 have announced their first wave of artists for the August festival. Placebo, The Fratellis and The Kooks are among the names confirmed to be playing Pudong for the Japanese festival brand's foray into China, but a much-rumoured appearance from Babymetal has not yet been announced (in fact, organisers seem a little skittish about any mention of the group).

As we told you last week, Summer Sonic Shanghai will be held out by the Disneyland resort at the Shen Di Ecology Park. There'll be three main stages: Marine, Bravo and Garden.

Also confirmed to be on the bill are Travis, Dirty Loops, 831, Nothing But Thieves, Ben Gold, Luna Sea, Lady Bee and a bunch of other artists you've never really heard of. This is only the first round announcement however, with more names expected soon. Whether Babymetal will be among them remains to be seen, but here's hoping they are.

In the meantime, here's a classic from Brian Molko and co that we'll all be baying for come late August:

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