International R&B superstar and three-time Grammy winner Ne-Yo and rising R&B artist Tinashe brought Mars down to Earth at the Shanghai Expo Park last weekend.
Thousands of people enjoyed the Marsthemed UNITY Music & Arts Festival, the first UNITY festival in the two-day show.
Ne-Yo closed the Martian Stage with his distinctive dance moves and 20 of his classic songs, including “Let Me Love You,”“Give Me Everything” and “So Sick,”with the audience singing along.
The second stage, Mission M, debuted DMC scratch DJ champions, Redbull Thre3styel DJ champions, and the hottest Asian female DJs. As the nights drew down, the spaceship-shaped stage was a field where fans started dance parties.
Hong-Kong singer-songwriter Khalil Fong, Taiwan pop singers A-Lin and Amber An, and independent musician Chen Li also hit the Martian Stage.
"It’s lively and I feel so much energy here,” An told Shanghai Daily. "The biggest attraction of a music festival is that it is a gathering formusic fans from all around the world. People are connected through music and it’s one of the best ways to meet interesting people.”