Posted by dave on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 02:57
The Summer of Love
About a year ago we were looking forward to a summertime of not one but two local music festivals. The staple diet of Zebra was supposed to be supplemented by something far more exotic, The Big Love Festival in Mianyang, with names like Jeff Mills and John Tejada whetting the appetite. Well as it turned out Big Love was a big disappointment with the festival being cancelled. This year, however, looks far more promising.
Big Love is back and it looks to be aiming even higher than before. The festival will be held in Chengdu at the Intangible Heritage Park just outside the 3rd Ring Road in the North West of the city from June 21st until June 24th. From what we hear washed-up British pop stars BLUE will be one of the major acts but to be honest we'd rather hammer rusty nails into our ears than suffer their dire music. Just like last year The Big E electronic stage has caught our attention with some interesting names. BPitch Control record label boss Ellen Allien has been confirmed. The Berlin based star's official website and facebook fan page have Big Love listed in the upcoming gig sections. Big trance acts Cosmic Gate, Blank & Jones and vocalist Emma Hewitt have also confirmed their scheduled appearance. We're also excited to hear that Ken Ishii is on the line up, although we haven't been able to independently confirm that. Chinese techno heavyweights Ben Huang and Dave K top up an already stacked bill.
A press conference has been scheduled for April 17th where organizers are expected to announce the full line up. Stay tuned for more reports.