Beijing Pop Festival
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The Beijing Pop Festival (Chinese: 北京流行音乐节; pinyin: Běijīng Liúxíng Yīnyuè Jié) is a rock music festival held in Beijing, China's Chaoyang Park each September since 2005. It features rock bands from China as well as from overseas. It is a pioneer music event in China since it was the first international music festival with a permit from the Ministry of Culture of China.
It was founded by Jason Magnus, a Harvard graduate who is based in Hong Kong.
Among the notable artists featured in the 2007 festival were Nine Inch Nails, Marky Ramone, New York Dolls, Public Enemy, Cui Jian, Brain Failure, Ra:IN and Wan Xiaoli. Cui Jian's performance made headlines because it was his first major outdoor concert in over a decade. 30,000 people attended making the Beijing Pop Festival one of the largest music events in Asia.