The 2018 Lowdown.

With five stages covering a wide range of musical styles - Strawberry Festival is for the truly diverse and on trend. This festival has taken place in numerous locations across China - with five million people attending these over nine years - but nothing beats Shanghai for an incredible experience.

Number of attendees

5 million have attended the festival since its creation

Year founded

2009

Music genres

Hip Hop, Pop, Indie

Headliners.

This year's headliners include some big names plus plenty of local acts. Check out Draksun, Kozay and Dough-Boy on the SuperdrySounds stage.

Q&As

  • Give us the lowdown on the festival.

    Since 2009, Modern Sky have hosted over 60 Strawberry festivals, where over 2000 artists have performed, seeing crowds of over five million people throughout the years. Strawberry festival is one of the most important music festivals in China and the biggest in Asia. The festival sees many international headliners and acts and connects people across China to the latest music not only in China but abroad. Last year, Strawberry extended to twelve cities - with over 95 million people in attendance and over 120 million people watching Strawberry's festival content.

  • What kind of music genres are represented at the festival?

    Strawberry's lineup is as diverse as China's music scene. The festival sees bands and musicians across rock, folk, electronic, hip hop and indie.

  • Who is headlining?

    The lineup announcement is very hush-hush until near to the date. 2017's lineup included The Vaccines (UK), The Drums (US), Caspian (US), KSHMR (US), Conrank (UK), and Charli XCX (UK).

  • What should we wear to the festival?

    Strawberry style is as diverse as the people attending. You'll see snaps of people rocking the latest trends and fashions and people dressed super casual - in t-shirts and shorts - ready for a good time.

Weather.

Temperatures are in the mid-teens for this event - so not too hot, not too cold. However, things can get pretty humid so you'll want to wear something lightweight. Expect sun with maybe a dash of wet weather.

5 hours of sunshine
15° with highs of 19°C
39% chance of rain

Where to stay.

There's no camping on site but Shanghai has plenty of hotels where you can rest your head, after a day and night of partying.

Food and drink.

You'll find a range of food stands, serving up dishes from around the world to keep your energy levels up before the next act begins.

Extras.

Five main stages are planned for this year's festival so be sure to check these out throughout the weekend - the Love Stage will feature the biggest act. As well as the music, you'll discover other activities when you arrive - Strawberry Festival is a pretty exclusive event.

Back to festival hub

How to get there.

Plane.

Jetting over? Fly into one of these airports:

Shanghai Pudong International Airport
30 minutes away by car from the festival site.

Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
50 minutes away by car from the festival site.

Subway.

Take line 6 (the pink one) and jump off at Wuzhou Avenue Station, then it's just a 10 minute walk to the festival site.

What to pack.

Humid temperatures and changeable weather mean you'll need to pack a range of outfits - that's just an excuse for more pre-festival shopping though, right?

Layers.

Evenings could be cool, so definitely throw a lightweight jumper in your bag to wear over a strappy dress.

Shop Dresses

Going out-out top.

A bardot cut is the perfect choice to pair with a mini skirt and ankle boots. Choose a plain top and dress up with strong accessories and plenty of festival style glitter.

Shop Tops

T-shirt.

Choose a graphic print or a strong logo and get noticed. Black or white is good as a base to pair with everything else you've packed.

Shop T-Shirts

Hit up our blog post on dress trends to try out this year as well as what to pack for a festival, on the Superdry site.