The Zebra Music Festival has been postponed to a later date, according to an official press release from April 24. The postponement was made at the request of authorities, ostensibly to allow for an official mourning period in remembrance of the victims of the earthquake in Ya'an on April 20.
The Zebra Music Festival in Chengdu was originally established in 2009, one year after the Wenchuan earthquake, to reshape Chengdu's image as a "fun city," recollected Zebra Media Group cofounder Scarlett Li in a 2010 interview.
An official new date for the fifth edition of the festival in Chengdu hasn't been confirmed, but the festival PR manager said that it would probably be during the October holidays and possibly with bigger star support.
Would-be festivalgoers who purchased tickets online could refund them or save them for the festival in October.
As all bigger entertainment events in Chengdu and Sichuan province are likely to be postponed to dates after the May holiday, festivalgoers may check out the Midi Festival in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzen, or the closer Erhai World Music Festival in Dali.
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