There was talk of Aerosmith
, there was talk of MIA, there was talk of Carly Rae Jepsen, John Legend, Jake Bugg and Alt-J. And so what have we got from Shanghai Sonic (now renamed Sonic Shanghai
)? Limp Bizkit, Beijing hard-rock old-timers Black Panther and 'musical genius' Li Quan. There's still a possibility that some bigger names will be added to the line-up in the coming weeks, but the trio are the first to be officially confirmed.
Having teased netizens for weeks with a prospective line-up of international stars, Sonic Shanghai finally announced plans for their Shanghai music festival with a press conference in Beijing today (yes, Beijing). Organisers have said that this is merely the first round of acts to be revealed from a bill that could feature around 60 artists in total.
Tickets are already on sale through Damai
starting at 280RMB/day and 680RMB/two-day pass and more names are promised shortly. For now though, it's Li Quan, Black Panther and the Fred Durst-led Limp Bizkit (watch below). We'll publish more line-up details as we get them.
Additional reporting by Ziren Lin.