INTRO, Beijing's largest electronic music festival gets going this afternoon in a godforsaken place you've probably never heard of -- Grand Epoch City in Xianghe -- that sits 50km outside of Chaoyang District.

That's about an hour-plus drive from Sanlitun and there's no public buses or subway that will get you there in any reasonable amount of time.

However, not to fear: shuttle buses are running today from 12:30pm to 3:30pm, leaving from the Beijing Language University East Gate and the Beijing Agricultural Exhibition Center West Gate.

This second option is particularly appealing as you can get there early and pop into the massive Art Beijing exhibition that's taking place May 1-3 before you board the bus.

Buses will bring you back between 9:30pm to 11:30pm and will drop everyone off at the Lantern Club at Worker's Stadium so you can catch the afterparty.

Tickets to the fest can be purchased on site for RMB 380 (cash only); the shuttle bus will set you back another RMB 40 round-trip (cash only as well; purchase them when you board the bus). The Lantern afterparty is RMB 50 for Intro ticket-holders; RMB 100 for others.

For all you need to know about the fest, visit their website here.

Meanwhile, here are the lineups for the main festival:

INTRO 2015 MAIN STAGE LINEUP (Starts from 2pm)
WENG WENG
HUANG WEIWEI
#NORMAL (live)
YANG BING
JULIANA LIMA
PATRICK (M.A.N.D.Y.)
ELVIS.T
MICKEY ZHANG
OCTAVE ONE (live)
VISUALS: FADER | HANABETHO
STAGE DESIGNER: FADER

SYNDICATE BASS STAGE LINEUP:
BLACKIE
OSHI
DONKEY TONK
KAY C
FLOOOD
YAUMAN
CLIR
SHACKUP
BLOODZBOI

INTRO 2015 WELCOME STAGE LINEUP:
JACKSON LEE
ERIC LEE
DANNY FLORA & EL-MAR(B2B)
WATERMELON
MAX ATLARGE
BAMBINO
KRISTIAN ZINNACK

As for the afterparty, here's who you can expect:

Lantern Bar:
00:00-PUZZY STACK
01:00-MAXATLARGE
02:00-JUHSTYNN
03:00-NIK
04:00-WATERMELON
05:00- Plasti[-]QUE J
06:00- JACKSON LEE

Main Room:
00:00-HUANG WEIWEI
01:00- DIVA LI
02:00-ELVIS.T
03:00-JULIANA LIMA
04:00-MICKEY ZHANG
05:00-KRISTIAN ZINNAK
06:00-WENG WENG

 


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