Simple Life Festival hits Yantian

Writer: Lin Songtao, Xia Zhuolin  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-04-04

The Simple Life Festival, themed “Back to the Original,” attracted a large number of visitors over the weekend to picturesque Enshang Wetland Park on Wutong Mountain in Yantian District.

The music festival featured a line-up of pop, rap and balladeer musicians and bands. The headline acts included rock musician Chang Chen-yue (also known as Ayal Komod), singer-songwriters Zhao Lei and Liu Shuang, and the rock band Life Journey.

Rock musician Chang Chen-yue sings at the Simple Life Festival in Yantian District on Saturday. Courtesy of the organizer

In addition to the performances, the festival also included food, creative market stalls and camping, helping visitors immerse themselves in the beauty of the ecological park.

“To live green is the core idea of the Simple Life Festival. I hope there will be more cultural events like this where people can take a stroll, go on green traffic and live a simple life close to nature here in Shenzhen,” said Jia Minshu, chief creator of the festival.

The audience revel in the music during the festival. Lin Songtao

The festival blended music with creative lifestyles, allowing the audience to experience the spectacular scenery and culture of Yantian. “It injects vitality into a swath of industries such as catering and lodging in the area, boosting consumption and integrating the innovative development of music and city tourism,” said Song Chunlin, an official from the district’s bureau of culture, radio, television, tourism and sports.

Song added that by showcasing diverse natural and cultural resources, the event further polishes Yantian District’s image as a tourist destination.