Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Playtime - one of the biggest music festival in Asia gathered thousands of music lovers at Mongol Shiltgeen in Gachuurt VIllage of Ulaanbaatar between July 7 and 9.
Playtime music festival is an annual music festival founded in 2002. With an aim to develop modern music culture, the event features prominent Mongolian and foreign musical artists from various genres of music, including rock, indie and electronic dance music. Inspired by the music wave of late 90’s and early 2000’s, Playtime became a promotional stage for new artists.
Since 2002, a repeated number of over 5 hundred artists and bands have performed on the stages of Playtime. Furthermore, many foreign bands, such as Russian “Mummy Troll”, British “Peter Hook” and “The Lights”, American “The Pains of Being Pure at Heart”, Japanese “Mono” and “Envy” have been previously invited to the Playtime stages.
As for this year, the festival featured Japanese rising stars “The Fin”, “The You” and “Tidanomiyuki”, as well as Switzerland’s “One Sentence. Supervisor” and Russian “Starcardigan”. Highlights of the show were without a doubt, the father of Mongolian rock genre “Kharanga”.