Music gala ready to rock the peninsula

Updated: 2012-08-15 11:01

By Zhuan Ti (China Daily)

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Music gala ready to rock the peninsula

As Qingdao basks in the limelight as nation's capital of sailing and the city of films, it has also written a score to become the peninsula of music. A string of top-notch cultural events in the city this summer includes the fourth Inter City Music Festival that opens on Aug 12.

Japanese-Brazilian singer Lisa Ono will kick off this year's music festival on the night of Aug 12 with a bossa nova concert at the Qingdao Grand Theater .

Other activities will be concentrated in a three-day carnival on Golden Beach in Huangdao, part of Qingdao's Economic and Technological Development Zone. The island is linked to downtown Qingdao by the world's longest sea bridge and a underwater tunnel.

More than 100 artists from the United States, Canada, Germany, France and China are set to perform, including Powerman 5000, Louise Burns and Peaches.

Cui Jian, known as the godfather of rock music in China, will continue his campaign against the lip syncing scandals of recent years by the nation's entertainment celebrities.

A massive stage named Gemini just completed at a large cost will ensure the audience can enjoy the spectacle at its best, said event officials.

In addition, a photography exhibit featuring 50 years of rock 'n' roll in the United Kingdom will also be held during the festival.

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