Shi Fu Miz Festival returns to Hong Kong this October for its fifth iteration. On October 26 and 27, 2019, the beloved boutique festival will once again settle its sound system on Cheung Chau, a small island just 30 minutes from the mainland by ferry. There, near the island’s idyllic golden sand beaches, three stages will unfold in the grasses of Sai Yuen Farm. The musical programme once again centers around house and techno and will be sidelined by plenty of dusk till dawn activities like yoga, workshops, tattoos, street art and martial arts.
Since its inception in 2016, the festival has rapidly grown and now welcomes an intimate audience of 2,000. After seeing first hand the demand for intelligent electronic music, a lack of platforms to showcase these kinds of artists, and a desire to grow the regional music scene, since 2019 Shi Mu Fiz has evolved into a biannual event. It has now become synonymous with eclectic and forward-thinking artists who push the boundaries of electronic music in a mystical setting that evokes feelings of inclusivity and freedom. Most importantly, this year, the festival will further its commitment to sustainability by holding eco-talks and beach cleanups, as well as setting new goals towards its journey to becoming zero-waste. Unifying a tribe of people responsible for and sensitive to environmental issues, Shi Fu Miz looks to become a sustainable exemplary by being a low waste event that forbids the use of plastics bottles on site. Festivalgoers are instead encouraged to bring their own reusable bottle and take advantage of the free water dispensers scattered across the site.
Other initiatives will be introduced this year include replacing the plastic bags usually found in rubbish bins with biodegradable bags. Stages and decoration will also be built up of recycled and upcycled materials. Finally, the festival is encouraging its guests to seek out more information surrounding sustainability by participating in eco-talks, eco-workshops, and more. Shi Fu Miz Festival is a music and art project created by the Hong Kong-based creative agency: FuFu and the music collective La Mamie’s from France. Their mantra is to offer a varied program of worldwide electronic music combining live music, DJ sets and original cultural activities around art in a humanized festival, where the spirit of the well-being is the keyword.
Saturday’s line-up includes Camion Bazar, CARISTA, Club Kowloon, Josey Rebelle, KiNK (live), La Mamie’s, LB aka LABAT, Lena Willikens, Max Davis, Mengzy, Peach b2b Shanti Celeste, Or:la, Stephen Andarakis, Utopia Hong Kong and Yukari BB. Sunday is filled with the following: Elise, Jazzanova (DJ Set by Alex Barck), Johnny Hiller, KiNK (live), K-Melo, La Mamie’s, LB aka LABAT, Marcellus Pittman Unirhythm, Midori / Menace, Ocean Lam, ROAM Selectors, Zepa Records and 7Elevn.
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27, 2019
Where: Sai Yuen Farm, Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong
How much: Two-day pass – HKD $680 + fees (regular tickets), HKD $880 + fees (last chance tickets)
Day pass – HKD $480 + fees (regular tickets), HKD $580 + fees (last chance tickets)
Free for kids under 12 years old (accompanied by an adult)
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