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Line-up finalised for inaugural Grammy Festival China

Pharrell Williams, OneRepublic, Macy Gray, James Bay and more will perform in Beijing next month, as the Recording Academy steps up its expansion into China

By Jon Chapple on 15 Mar 2018

Bravo's Steven Fock, Grammys CEO Neil Portnow and China Music Vision's Ling Yan, Grammy Festival China launch

Bravo's Steven Fock, Grammys CEO Neil Portnow and China Music Vision's Ling Yan

image © The Recording Academy

The final line-up has been announced for the inaugural Grammy Festival, set to debut in Beijing next month.

Taking the stage at Changyang Music Theme Park in Fangshan, Beijing, on 30 April will be Grammy Award-winners Phoenix, Daya and Macy Gray, as well as 11-time winner Pharrell Willians, along with Grammy nominees OneRepublic, James Bay and Carly Rae Jepsen.

The festival – a partnership between Grammys organiser the Recording Academy and local firms Bravo Entertainment and China Music Vision – was announced last August as a new “touring, world-class live music experience”, and follows the partners’ previous collaboration on China’s first Grammy Museum.

“The Grammy Festival in China will bring together Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning artists with the extraordinary Chinese culture to provide audiences with a unique, unrivalled live music experience,” said Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow at the launch.

“China continues to expand and grow its role as a force in attracting and engaging more artists onto international stages, and we are excited to be a part of that.”


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