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FESTIVALS IN ASIA
COUNTRY:  CHINA
                                                                                                                        the midi music festival china          Festival Name:  Midi Modern Music Festival

Year Established:
  1997 - present

Venue:
  Haidian Park, Beijing
     

Average Attendance:
  
40-80,000 per day        

Genre Of Music:
    
Rock, Electro, Dance                  

Previous Headliner's:
  
Soundtrack Of Our Lives (Sweden), 
The Wombats (UK), The Mayflies (U.S.)  
                                              

Official Website:
  
http://www.midifestival.com//
(Chinese)
                                                http://midi.rockinchina.com/
(English)
                                               
Other:    
The Midi Modern Music Festival is held annually, during the May holiday (May 1-3). However, the festival had to be delayed until October in 2008, due to the country's hosting of the Summer Olympic Games.
 
modern sky festival Festival Name:    The Modern Sky Festival         

Year Established:
  2007

Venue:  Haidian Park, Beijing
     

Genre Of Music:    
Rock & Alternative
               

Previous Headliner's:
  
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 
                                             

Official Website:
  
http:///festival.modernsky.com/
                                                                                         
Other:    
In 2009, all International bands were dropped from the festival due to "unknown reasons".
The Buzzcocks, The Futureheads and British Sea Power were originally scheduled to play.
 
COUNTRY:  INDIA 
                                                                                                                              rock in india
Festival Name:    Rock In India             

Year Established:
  2008 - present                    

Venue:
  The Palace Grounds in Bangalore     

Week Of The Festival:
    
February or March
        
Genre Of Music:
    
Rock, Metal & Pop                 

Previous Headliner's:
 
Megadeath, Machine Head, Iron Maiden, Richard Marx, The Backstreet Boys,  Prime Circle (South Africa)


Official Website:    
http://rockinindia.com/                                                                                                    
Other: 
The venue layout is unique as the 2 stages are at 45 degrees to each other.

Interesting Fact:
The management came under a lot of criticism in 2010 as concert attendee's felt the headliner's didn't fall under the billed "Rock" category.
As a result of this, attendances for the festival were poor, due to many boycotting the event.

COUNTRY:
 JAPAN         
                                                                                                                                fuji rock festival
Festival Name:    Fuji Rock Festival                  

Year Established:
  1997 - present                    

Venue:
  Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata Prefecture     

Average Attendance:
    
50-65,000 per day        

Genre Of Music:
    
Rock, Alternative, Dance, Pop                   
                                                                                      
Official Website:
    
http://www.fujirockfestival.com/
(Japanese)                                                          http://www.smash-uk.com/ (English)                                         

Other:
    
The Fuji Rock Festival is held annually, during the last weekend of July over three days (Fri-Sun). The festival features over 200 Japanese and International artists.
Interesting Fact:   
It's current home in Naeba, is nowhere near Mount Fuji.                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                             summer sonic festival Festival Name:    Summer Sonic Festival           

Year Established:
  2000 - present      

Venue:  Chibu, Tokyo & Osaka     

Week Of The Festival:
    
Early August
        
Genre Of Music:
    
Rock & Alternative                  

Official Website:    
http://www.summersonic.com/ (Japanese)                                                                                                   
Other:    
The Summer Sonic Festival is an annual two or three day rock festival.
The festival is held simultaneously in Mihama-ku, Chiba in Tokyo and also in Osaka. The bands that play in Chiba on Day 1, will play Osaka on Day 2, and vice-versa.

Interesting Fact:   
The line-up contains many Japanese  rock musicians from both major and indie record companies, as well as recognized International acts. 
 COUNTRY:  Malaysia
                                                                                                                               rainforest festival malaysia Festival Name: Rainforest World Music Festival                  
Year Established:
  1997 - present                    

Venue:
  Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
    

Average Attendance:
    
30,000 over the weekend        

Genre Of Music:
    
Rock, Alternative, Dance, Pop                    
                                     
Other:    
The Rainforest World Music Festival is an annual 3-Day music festival, celebrating the diversity of world music. The festival is usually held in in early July. 

Official Website:    http://www.rainforestmusic-borneo.com/     
COUNTRY:  The Philippines
                                                                                                                               pulp summer slam Festival Name:  Pulp Summer Slam Festival                  

Year Established:
  2001 - present                    

Venue:
  Manila, The Philippines
    

Average Attendance:
    
35,000 people
        
Genre Of Music:
 Rock, Metal and occasionally Hip-Hop,
Rap, Reggae and Pop Rock.
   
                
                                                                                 
For More Info, visit:
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulp_Summer_Slam
                                     

Other:
    
The Pulp Summer Slam festival is the biggest annual music festival in The Phillipines.

Interesting Fact: The festival starts at 12pm and goes right through until 5am the next morning. The Pulp Summer Slam festival is a mixture of sorts, as the many rock music fans either turn out in casual attire, dress in weird costumes or some even wear native get ups.

                                                                                                                              muzikblan contest battle of the bands philippines Festival Name: Red Horse Muziklaban Rock Challenge
                  
Year Established:
  2001 - present                    

Venue:
  The Grand Final is held in the capital Manila. Contestants are from cities from as far away as Cebu & Davao.
       
Genre Of Music:
 Rock, Metal, Punk & Ska.    

Most Recent Winner's:  
Even (2008), Gayuma (2007), Hardboiledeggz (2006), Sunflower Day Camp (2005), Mayonnaise (2004)          
                                                                                 
Official Website:
 
http://www.rakista.com/muziklaban/
                                     
Interesting Fact:   My first cousin, JR, is the lead guitarist for the 2005 Red Horse Muzikblan Winners, "Sunflower Day Camp".
COUNTRY:  Singapore
                                                                                                                               mosaic music festival Festival Name:  Mosaic Music Festival                  
Year Established:
  2005 - present            

Venue:  Various clubs in Singapore
    

Average Attendance:
  
8-10,000 people per day
        
Genre Of Music:
 World Music, Jazz, Folk, Rock, Ska, Pop, Classical and R&B    

Previous Featured Artist's:
 Buddy Guy, Yo La Tengo, The Go! Team                
                                                                                 
For More Info, visit:
  http://www.mosaicmusicfestival.com/
                                 

Interesting Fact: The 10-day fiesta in March 2007 drew up to 90,000 people. 
The festival also featured nearly 100 performers and 60% of those were free.
                                                                                                                              singfest singapore Festival Name:  SINGfest Music Festival  (3-Days)
 
               
Year Established:
  2007 - present (no festival in 2009)                    
Venue:
  Fort Canning Park, Singapore
    

Average Attendance:
    
Up to 20,000 people
        
Genre Of Music:
 Rock, Pop, Reggae, Indie, Punk, R&B    
 
 

Previous Artist's:
  The Pussycat Dolls, Rick Astley, Jason Mraz, Travis, OneRepublic, Panic At The Disco, Cyndi Lauper, Sugar Ray, Shaggy,
Alicia Keys, 
Katy Perry, Kanye West, Smashing Pumpkins                                                                                               
Official Website:
  http://singfest.sg/
       
                             

Other:    
SINGfest has set it sights on becoming the biggest music festival in
South East Asia.


COUNTRY:  South Korea
                                                                                                                              pentaport rock festival south korea Festival Name:  Pentaport Rock Festival
 
               
Year Established:
  2006 - present
 
                   

Venue:
 Incheon Dreampark Area, South Korea
    
Genre Of Music:
 Rock & Electonic    

 
 

Previous Artist's:
   The Deftones, Travis, Underworld, Kasabian, Tricky, Ash, The Chemical Brothers, The Strokes, Placebo, Franz Ferdinand, Black-Eyed Peas, Stereophonics, Ian Brown, Hoobastank 
                                                                                               
Official Website:
  
      http://pentaportrock.com/
                             

Interesting Fact:    
The festival's predecessor was known as the Tri-Port Festival back in 1999. The expected line-up include the likes of Deep Purple, The Prodigy and Rage Agaisnst The Machine. Unfortunately, the event had to be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. The festival was revived in 2006 with the current name "Pentaport".

                                                                                                                          etpfest festival south korea Festival Name:  ETPFEST
 
               
Year Established:
  2001 - present
 
                   

Venue:
 Seoul, South Korea
    
Genre Of Music:
 Rock, Alternative, Indie, Dance, Electronic, Folk Music     

Previous Artist's: Nine Inch Nails, Keane,
Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, Tommy Lee of Motley Crue
                                                                                               
Official Website:
  
     http://www.etpfest.com/
                             

Interesting Fact:    
ETP stands for Eerie Taiji People.

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