The third annual Beijing Pop Music Festival delighted music lovers with its big name acts such as Brett Anderson, the New York Dolls and Public Enemy on Saturday at Beijing's large Chaoyang Park.
Undoubtedly Brett Anderson was the biggest star on the first day of the two-day festival. When the New York Dolls finished their performance, the atmosphere was fully charged and ready to burn.
Then up came Brett Anderson, arousing screams before he even opened his mouth.
Brett Anderson, lead vocalist of former rock band Suede, performs at the 2007 Beijing Pop Music Festival in Chaoyang Park, Beijing, China, on Saturday, September 8, 2007.
The singer started with "To the Winter", "Love is Dead", and "Dust and Rain" off his latest album, which he launched this year after band Suede split up.
He followed up with a few beloved Suede songs, including "Everything Will Flow", "By the Sea" and "Beautiful Ones"; making the whole crowd boil.
The day's final performer, the hip-hop band Public Enemy, paid tribute to the host country by way of Chuck D wearing a Yao Ming Rocket's uniform and Professor Griff giving a kung fu demonstration.
Voice of hip-hop band Public Enemy, Chuck D., performs at the 2007 Beijing Pop Music Festival in Chaoyang Park, Beijing, China, on Saturday, September 8, 2007.
The only living member of the punk band the Ramones, Marky Ranome, who is scheduled to perform in Sunday's line-up, came on stage unexpectedly and cooperated with P.E. on one of the Ramones classic songs.
Chinese veteran rocker Cui Jian also appeared on stage and joined in with P.E. in concluding a rap song.
Chinese veteran rocker Cui Jian sits in the audience at the 2007 Beijing Pop Music Festival in Chaoyang Park, Beijing, China, on Saturday, September 8, 2007.
(CRIENGLISH.com September 9, 2007)