We're so close to turning a corner on the hot, hot, heat that is a Shanghai summer.
And what better way to celebrate than with...
Time to break out your glitter, gladiator sandals, and your WeChat wallet.
Or don your best black on black outfit and get ready to scene it up.
'Cause it's about to go down.
1. Shanghai Craft Beer Festival
Hosted by Boxing Cat Brewery, the annual Shanghai Craft Beer Festival is returning for its eighth year! What started in 2011 as a small celebration of craft beer at Boxing Cat Brewery’s Sinan Mansions has come a long way, so come celebrate the journey with them and have some brews. We're talkin' more than 30 brands, some of the best food in the city (hellooooooo Joe's Pizza), and lots o' booze.
Here's the line-up for the weekend:
Can you think of a better way to round out the summer? 'Cause we sure can't!
August 18 - 19
Lujiazui Harbour City
From ¥50 (Early Bird) - ¥100 At the door
2.Concrete & Grass
Concrete & Grass is back for its fourth year in a row! Tickets JUST went on sale and will only get more expensive as they unveil their acts. Whether you snag yourself a one-day pass, or ball out as a VIP for the weekend (honestly, it seems pretty worth it...), you won't want to miss out on this festival of F-U-N. They've got a ton of bangin' acts with over 50 artists on the roster, so GO-GO-GO and snap up these babies while you can!
September 15 - 16
Shanghai Rugby Football Club
3. 14th JZ Festival
The 14th Shanghai JZ Festival will be held from September 22nd to 23rd with main headliner The Gipsy Kings and killer lineup featuring Andrea Motis Quintet, Branford Marsalis Quartet and more! This year's theme is "Jazz Metropolis," which promises that anyone with a passion for music or lifestyle can find a piece of themselves in this intricately designed town.
September 22 - 23
From ¥285 Early Bird
European festival Transmission is coming to Shanghai for the first time ever! Here to spread the spirit and culture of Trance, it's one of the top 10 indoor festivals in the world. Its theme-related narrative and spectacular laser, light show truly set it apart, and this year “The Spirit of The Warrior”, promises to ignite the city and bring everyone to “a state of trance”. The killer lineup includes Aly & Fila, BT, Driftmoon, and Purple Haze, just to name a few!
National Exhibition and Convention Center
5. Shalanaya Open Air Festival
Shalanaya is back for its sixth edition! They welcome you to join them on an adventure filled with music, art, outdoors fun, and all around good vibes. Taking place over Mid-Autumn Fesitval, gather with like minded peoples to celebrate life, nature, and community - this has some real Burning Man vibes to it and we are totally down.
September 21 - 24
Si Ji Bai Guo Yuan
This two day water-centric music festival in Thailand is the perfect send off to the perfect summer. I mean, do we really need to say more? Music. Water. Festival. Bangkok. There's no way you're walking away from that one without a few good stories in tow.
September 14 - 15
GUYS! The Clockenflap lineup for Hong Kong was just announced and it is wild. Interpol, Khalid, David Byrne, Bohan Phoenix, and SO MANY OTHERS! Steal away for a weekend in November so you can catch all of these awesome acts (and early bird prices are still available, so act fast friends)!
November 9 - 11
Central Harbourfront, Hong Kong
8. Output Festival Bangkok
Head to Thailand for a night you will never forget! The international electronic music spectacular Output Festival is back in Bangkok and the line-up has been announced: Boombox Cartel, The Him, NGHTMRE & SLANDER & Cash Cash!
BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand
9. Steve Aoki Shanghai
If Steve Aoki hasn't doused you in champagne, are you really living your best life?
International super star, DJ & producer Steve Aoki is back in Shanghai for one night only. He'll be playing at LINX, tickets are selling SUPER fast and we're already know that it's gonna be a sell out.
¥380 Exclusive EB l ¥580 Door Price
Also Happening Soon...
10. Summer Splash Pool Party Vol. 2
Just look at that pool. Now imagine you in it, surrounded by people having fun, with a drink in your hand. With games, salsa dancing, BBQ, Indian food, beer pong, and more, there's no better way to spend a weekend day. Plus it's pirate themed.
Shoushan Wealth Club
11. Casino Fortune at The Pearl
Dress to impress and try your hand with lady luck this weekend at The Pearl. A ticket takes care of a drink and 100 chips for your to fritter away (or win big on), so grab your favorite friend (or foe) and spend an evening trying to steal all their monies. Thy'ev got Texas Hold 'Em, Blackjack, and more!
Who says we can't live it up from now to November!?