Beijing Midi Music Festival
|Country and Region||China — Beijing|
|Type of Festival||Music|
|Location of Festival||Beijing, Beijing, China|
|Festival Contact Information|
Midi Festival Team
Since 2000 the Midi Music Festival has become China’s largest outdoor rock festival. The festival features five stages presenting 90 bands and 57 individual musicians during the week. A hip-hop stage is now included and will feature 25 local and international acts. The other stages include—the main stage (established and well-known bands); the Gibson Guitar stage (hardcore and punk bands); the Mini Midi stage (electronic and experimental music), and the Yan Dance Music stage.
The organizers hope that festival-goers will make their way to the various stages throughout each day and enjoy all the diverse music that has been brought to Beijing. This year’s main stage will feature 44 groups. Some of the better-known Chinese bands—Brain Failure, Su Yang & Band, Subs, Re-Tros and Zi Yue. International groups will include Cruxshadows from the United States, El Caco from Norway, Minoru Niihara and Friends from Japan, Hatesphere from Denmark, Liquido from Germany, Mohair from the United Kingdom, The Soundtrack of Our Lives from Sweden and Wulfgang from Iceland.
Mini Midi stage also has its followers. The 27 acts on this stage will present experimental and avant-garde sounds that are usually not favored by the majority. On the Folk Day 12 folk singers and bands will perform, including the South Music Group from Guangzhou who will present their southern style of folk music. Apart from the five stages in Haidian Park, there will also be a stage outside the park, the Apres Midi stage at the Star Live of Beijing, which will present three Chinese and international bands.
|Festival Dates||April 29 - May 1, 2012|
- Haidian Park
- Shanghai Midi Music Festival
- Shanghai Pudong Midi Music Festival
- Ocean Midi Music Festival (迷笛音乐节)
- Zhenjiang Midi Music Festival (长江迷笛音乐节)
- Beijing Midi Music Festival