If you fancy yourself a punker, pretend to be a punk, or just like watching punks, then the 1234 Beach Rock Festival, is a dream (possibly wet) come true. Scheduled for the 20th and 21st of this month, the 1234 BRF is bringing together some of China’s best punk/skinhead bands and adding a sprinkle of international flavor. Included in the line up are well known Chinese punk bands: the Unsafe, SMZB and Misandao, while Shanghai will be represented by local favorites Banana Monkey, Loudspeaker, the Mortal Fools and Muscle Snog. There will also be over a dozen other Chinese bands traveling here from Nanjing, Beijing, Wuhan and Xian to take part in this festival. International acts (as of today) are Cheb Samir and The Black Souls of Leviathan, Skip Jensen, Anti-Clockwise and MIMY.
Besides some great and extremely diverse punk music, Shanghaiist’s favorite thing about this festival is the campground and tents that will be available for rent. After a heavy night of moshing and drinking, we won’t be forced to stumble home in the dark. Instead we can rent a tent, crash under the open sky and enjoy a 2nd day of music (and probably more drinking). As an added bonus organizers are promising outdoor movies, actual bon fires (this we gotta see), and plenty of DIY products on sale.
Shanghaiist knows where we will be this weekend, just look for us lurking in one of the tents with our big ass camera and plenty of marshmallows to throw on that bon fire.
Time: Saturday-Sunday October 20th – 21st
Ticket Price: 150rmb (2-days) 130rmb pre-sale
Location: Sanlu Road (500m south of Youjian Bridge) – 上海三鲁公路友建桥南500米
Tel: 86-21-52283721*107（day） 13701734780（night）