China’s biggest annual hardcore event CNHC Fest have announced this year’s full lineup. The lineup includes both old and new China based hardcore and punk bands and will be the first year that it’s not being held in the capital Beijing. The organizers have decided to try something new and hold the main event for the first time in Wuhan spread across 2 different venues: the world famous venue VOX Livehouse and Wuhan Prison (No, it’s not an actual prison :-).
The lineup, as you can see from the awesome flyer above, is stacked with 16 bands from all over the country showing up to celebrate hardcore (the lineup also includes one band from New Zealand called Die! Die! Die!)
(EDIT: This CNHC Fest is actually the third CNHC Fest held this year. Earlier this year CNHC Fest was organized in Shenzhen and Guangzhou. So this Wuhan edition is the third event this year. After Wuhan there is talk of a Shanghai edition sometime in November. More info soon!)
Some of the bands taking part include:
The Last Resort
The Last Choice
And others including: Yan Zi Ling, What a Beautiful Day, The Loud Speaker, Gaiwaer, ININK, Struggle Session, Resist Control.
On top of that, three bands that night will be releasing new albums:
Unregenerate Blood will be releasing their brand new album Still Young! Still Angry! on both CD and cassette format.
Shanghai hardcore band Spill Your Guts will be releasing their new album Hungry Crows.
Beijing hardcore band Own Up will be releasing their debut EP.
Stay tuned for more information soon!