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Kodaline heads to Beijing Feb 18
With amazing stage shows, bands, DJs, artists and so much more happening in Beijing for you to enjoy, we're making it a bit simpler for you by rounding up the best tickets you can get right now.

For all the excellent events making their way to the capital, make sure you take a look at our picks and book them, right here, right now. It really couldn't be any easier.

Sport

Formula 1 Grand Prix in Shanghai

Critics' pick

Head down to Shanghai to catch the Chinese Grand Prix. As the third Formula 1 race of the 2019 season, it's sure to be an interesting start to the new championship. Located just outside of the city in Anting, Shanghai Audi International Circuit is 5.451kms long; with 56 laps, racers will travel a total distance of 305.066kms. 

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Shanghai International Circuit , 2000 Yi Ning Lu (伊宁路2000号) Jiading Shanghai Shanghai 12-14 Apr Buy tickets

Nightlife

Ciel

Critics' pick

A producer, DJ, promoter and radio programmer based out of Toronto, Cindy Li (aka Ciel) runs forward-thinking party series Work in Progress and is the co-founder of collective It's Not U It's Me. She's been touted by Mixmag, Resident Advisor, Crack and Red Bull Music Academy as one to watch, following the release of her debut EP, Electrical Encounters, at the end of 2017.

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Zhao Dai (招待所) , 19 Xinyuanli Xi Lu 01 Feb Buy tickets

Music

Slash

Critics' pick

Award-winning hard rock guitarist Slash heads to Beijing to play his best and greatest hits. In 1985, he joined Guns N’ Roses, earning international acclaim for riffs on songs like 'Sweet Child o’ Mine'. After leaving GNR in 1996, Slash did session work and formed other bands, such as Velvet Revolver, releasing two solo albums.

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Beijing Exhibition Center , 135 Xizhimenwai Dajie 20 Jan Buy tickets

Kodaline

Critics' pick

Kodaline's distinct alternative folk sound have brought them awards and fame around the world. With Platinum albums and top hits, such as 'All I Want' and 'High Hopes', gracing the background of many films and TV shows, their success has continued to soar. They head to Beijing with their latest album Politics of Living – which hit number 1 in Ireland, perhaps to no one's surprise.

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 18 Feb Buy tickets

Lillies and Remains

Critics' pick

Just over ten years ago, Lillies and Remains burst onto the post-punk, new wave scene in Japan. Blending unforgettable hooks with metallic guitar riffs and a nihilistic take on the world, frontman Kent and guitarist Kazuya have created a rather unique sound that captured attentions both in Japan and abroad.

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Yue Space , 7 Banqiaonanxiang 21 Feb Buy tickets

Craig David

Critics' pick

The one, the only, the man of a generation's dreams. Or some people at least. Craig David heads to Beijing in February to play a DJ set under his TS5 guise, dropping R&B classics alongside hip-hop, house, dub, reggae and hopefully some of the classic noughties hits he made his name with.

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Beijing Exhibition Center , 135 Xizhimenwai Dajie 24 Feb Buy tickets

Gang of Four

Critics' pick

Arguably one of the most important and radical punk rock bands of the last 30 years, Gang of Four are heading out into the world again with a new album and tour. Coming to Beijing in March, this group of four are the musical, not political, type of gang. Although, Rolling Stone once described the band as 'probably the best politically motivated band in rock 'n' roll'.

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Tango , 79 Hepingli Xijie 16 Mar Buy tickets

Things to do

Beijing Hutong Breakfast

Critics' pick

Heard about Beijing’s hutong alleyways, but not sure what to do or where to go? Head out for breakfast and sample the most authentic and delicious snacks that are hiding in plain sight. Wake up early and explore the culinary scene with trusted vendors, a bilingual guide and a small group of new foodie friends.

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Lama Temple (Yonghegong) , 12 Yonghegong Dajie Every Wednesday,Sunday Buy tickets

Stage

Julien Brocal

Critics' pick

Julien began learning piano at the age of five and first performed on stage at the Salle Cortot (Paris) at the ripe old age of seven. He began working with Maria João Pires in 2013, and since then has performed around the world, before recording his first solo album in 2017. The recording, featuring works from Chopin, was received with critical acclaim, earning him a five-star review from the BBC Music Magazine and was called 'quietly riveting' by The Guardian.

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 20 Jan Buy tickets

NCPA: La Traviata

Critics' pick

The NCPA presents Verdi’s classic about the honourable courtesan who sacrifices happiness for love. Set in nineteenth-century Paris, the story follows the courtesan Violetta who soon meets and falls in love with a young man named Alfredo. After leaving the luxurious Paris social circles, Violetta soon has to content with Alfredo's father and his demands that she leave his son for the sake of the family's reputation.

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 22-26 Jan Buy tickets

Rhythm of the Dance

Critics' pick

Continuing the legacies of its descendent shows, Riverdance and the Lord of the DanceRhythm of Dance is bringing Irish entertainment into a new era. The National Dance Company of Ireland’s Rhythm of the Dance combines traditional Celtic rhythms with Latin tunes to tell the story of the Irish Celts throughout history.

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 6-10 Feb Buy tickets

Mozart, L'Opera Rock

Critics' pick

Original songs and Mozart classics combine in this dazzling show that follows a dramatisation of Mozart's life, exploring the music and the man that became immortal. Original songs include 'Le bien qui fait mal' ('The good thing that hurts') and 'Tatoue-moi' ('Tattoo me'), using the composer's melodies with a passionate rock twist.

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie 22 Feb , 23-24 Feb Buy tickets

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Critics' pick

Ever watched The Lord of the Rings trilogy? If so, you have heard the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Ever since it first performed at Southbank Centre’s Royal Philharmonic at 1951, the London Philharmonic Orchestra has become one the most reputable orchestras in the world. The orchestra is led by conductor Vladimir Jurowski who is known worldwide for his musicianship.

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NCPA , 2 Xi Chang'an Jie 14 Mar Buy tickets

School of Rock

Critics' pick

If you loved Jack Black's hilarious performance in the hit film School of Rock, this might just be the perfect musical for you. And even if you haven't seen the film, or didn't love it, this still might be the musical for you. With a new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Julian Fellowes and an incredible cast, School of Rock the musical hits all the right notes.

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Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre (天桥艺术中心) , Tianqiao Nandajie 22-24 Mar , 23-24 Mar Buy tickets

Cats

Critics' pick

One of the longest-running shows on both Broadway and the West End is coming to Beijing this summer after doing so well last year. Since its premiere in 1983, Cats has received seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and has been performed in 30 countries. Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles.

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Century Theatre (世纪剧院) , 40 Liangmaqiao Lu 3-6 Jul Buy tickets
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