Photos by Tiffany Bri
On Sunday, October 11, the renowned Beijing-based music festival, Modern Sky Music Festival, made its way to Seattle. From its start in 2007, Modern Sky Festival has made its name as one of China’s biggest festivals. They now make stops all over the world, with big names like Yoko Ono of the Plastic Ono Band playing shows in Glastonbury, England and New York City.
Seattleites got lucky with blue skies as they settled in at the Mural Amphitheater at Seattle Center. Modern Sky Entertainment provided lawn-seats to relax in while festival-goers enjoyed bites from food trucks including Dumpling Tzar, Nibbles and Thai-U-Up. Guests had the choice to lounge and enjoy the music on the lawn or stand up front by the stage for a front-row view. The eclectic and international music lineup for the day included Mushroom Bunnies and Friends, Mirel Wagner (of Seattle’s Sub Pop Records), Ariel Pink, Miserable Faith, The Black Lips, Song Dongye, New Pants and Gang of Four. The versatility in genre and style was captivating, unpredictable and a welcome change from many other music festivals whose line-up has become completely homogeneous. Altogether, the Modern Sky Festival proved to be an astonishing melting pot of genre, style and even nationality.
Check out the gallery below for a peek at some of the festival’s events.