The all-day event takes place on September 10 at the Luxe Hills Grand Church. Five crews with a total of around 100 artists selected from all over the mainland will compete to enter the final battle in Taiwan this December. Russian graffiti artist Wais will also be at the event, giving live graffiti demos and judging the graffiti battle. Additionally, the event will include performances by B-boys, rappers, DJs and other urban performers.
The objective of WL is simple - to provide a platform for the Asian graffiti community to interact and exchange through competition. Crews and writers will compete over the 3 main graffiti categories, theme pieces, throw ups and hand styles at the qualifying rounds. The best crew selected from each location will represent its country to compete with other crews from different countries at the Wall Lord Final. In order to make the Wall Lords event even more entertaining, there will be other performances from live bands, rap groups, electronic musicians, DJs, breakdancers, skateboarders, freestylers, etc.
Graffiti has seen a growing following in Asia in recent years. In 2009, police in Wuhan raided an entire hotel, fining 18 graffiti artists $150 each.
Closer to home, France's OCTU sprayed a middle-school wall on Hongxing Lu (it's since been painted over).
Click here for photos from previous Wall Lords competitions around Asia.
Luxehills is located south-west of Chengdu in Shuangliu County. Free shuttle buses will run directly to the venue every 30 minutes between noon and 7 p.m. from Metro Line 1 Century City Station Exit B.