Xinlong Forest Music Festival will be held on May 2 and 3 in Xinlong Ecological Forest of Changzhou city, Jiangsu province, featuring 14 groups of indie musicians and bands, headlined by Chinese rock singer-songwriter Cui Jian, rock band consisting of Mongolian ethnic musicians—Nine Treasures, rock bands Sound Toy and Muma.
After a 10-year hiatus, Chinese rock band Joyside returned in 2019 and gained a large fan base after appearing in popular variety show,
The Big Band 2
, during the summer of 2020. They will perform on May 2, along with other bands standing out from the variety show, such as
, which was founded in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, in 2016, and is known for their combination of up-tempo electronic dance music and vocal stylings of hardcore heavy metal.
Jiulian Zhenren, a four-act rock band from Lianping, a small town of Guangdong province, rose to fame in 2019 after performing during the first season of the show,
The Big Band
. Now, while touring nationwide, they will perform during the festival on May 3.
Xinlong Forest Music Festival is organized by Taihu Midi team, a branch company of Midi Music Festival, the oldest and one of the largest outdoor music festivals in China.