Upcoming: 2013 MIDI Music Festival


My intern was too busy being non-existent, while I frolicked in Shanghai getting wayy too comfortable, but luckily someone got around to translating the 2013 MIDI Festival schedule (none other than the top notch hooligans at SB) swhich takes place from April 29th to May 1st . Another year of punk, rock, folk, and plenty ol metal from the MIDI people. Yeah, they could make these lineups in their sleep at this point. Yet, not gonna lie, while Strawberry has a stellar lineup, something tells me MIDI might creep ahead of them this year in terms of bands who will rock the shit of a stage. Nova Heart, Perpetual Motion Machine, Residence A – a lot of up and coming groups along with the regulars. If you don’t mind the hike up to China Music Valley aka Yuyang International Ski Resort, or pitching a tent for the night as is the norm for most true MIDIers, then I might have to give my heart back to MIDI this year. Choices, choices, choices. Check out the full lineup below – tickets are 100/120 RMB for one day and 280 RMB for three days of cheap booze, sand pits, and chuanr. Grab them through herehere, or here. Click away…..




Monday, April 29th

Vans Tang Stage

1:30-2:00pm – Monkey Legion

2:20-2:50pm – Twinkle Star

3:10-3:40pm – Larry\’s Pizza

4:00-4:30pm – The Agency

4:50-5:30pm – Zuo You

5:50-6:30pm – Casual Orchestra

6:59-7:30pm – Nova Heart

7:50-8:30pm – Liquid Oxygen Can

8:50-9:30pm – Amoral (Finland)

9:50-10:30pm – Twisted Machine

Tiger Song Stage

1:00-1:30pm – Central Station

1:50-2:20pm – The Reason

2:20-3:10pm – Wang Wei

3:30-4:00pm – Tookoo

4:20-5:00pm – Zuo Bin and band

5:20-6:00pm – Bad Mamasan

6:20-7:00pm – Sydney Valette (France)

7:20-8:00pm – Ji Fu Orchestra

8:20-9:00pm – Battle Ax

9:20-10:00pm – Lao Liu and Sand Band

Qing Stage

1:15-1:45pm – The Hit

2:00-2:30pm – Nobelman

2:45-3:15pm – dreamki

3:30-4:00pm – Zhi Zao

4:15-4:45pm – Perpetual Motion Machine

5:00-5:30pm – Diu Train

5:45-6:15pm – Nuclear Contracts

6:30-7:00pm – Di Xiao En and band

7:15-7:45pm – Summer Sunshine

8:00-8:30pm – Randy Abel Stable

8:50-9:30pm – Red Robe



Tuesday, April 30th 

Vans Tang Stage

1:30-2:00pm – Saving Molly

2:20-2:50pm – The Sad Sack

3:10-3:40pm – The Falling

4:00-4:30pm – Bu Yi

4:50-5:30pm – Coconut Orchestra

5:50-6:30pm – Cold Cave (US)

6:50-7:30pm – CMCB

7:50-8:30pm – Muma and Third Party

8:50-9:30pm – Emergency Gate (Germany)

9:50-10:30pm – Hao Yun

Tiger Song Stage

1:00-1:30pm – Multi-Ego

1:50-2:20pm – Dark Haze

2:20-3:10pm – Tarot Saint

3:30-4:00pm – Finger Family

4:20-5:00pm – So So Modern (New Zealand)

5:20-6:00pm – Zhao Wei and Shang Xiao

6:20-7:00pm – Low Wormwood

7:20-8:00pm – The On Fires (Australia)

8:20-9:00pm – Ordnance

9:20-10:00pm – Subs

Qing Stage

1:15-1:45pm – Before the Daylight

2:00-2:30pm – 16mins

2:45-3:15pm – S-Mug

3:30-4:00pm – Hogan (Ireland)

3:15-3:45pm – Bloody Woods

5:00-5:30pm – Noise Gate

5:45-6:15pm – Dept. (Spain)

6:30-7:00pm – Collision Dreamer

7:15-7:45pm – Jia Hui Zhen

8:00-8:30pm – Xia Orchestra

8:50-9:30pm – Five Point Zero



Wednesday, May 1st 

Vans Tang Stage

1:30-2:00pm – Nine Treasures

2:20-2:50pm – Residence A

3:10-3:40pm – Brain Failure

4:00-4:30pm – Suffocated

4:50-5:30pm – Long Shen Dao

5:50-6:20pm – SMZB

6:40-7:20pm – The Ghost Inside (US)

7:40-8:20pm – Yaksa

8:40-9:30pm – D-A-D (Denmark)

9:50-10:30pm – Miserable Faith

Tiger Song Stage

1:00-1:30pm – Out of Control

1:50-2:20pm – A.J.K

2:40-3:10pm – Iron Kite

3:30-4:00pm – Manceau (France)

4:20-5:00pm – Four Five

5:20-6:00pm – The Sewer Rats (Germany)

6:20-7:00pm – Frosty Eve

7:20-8:00pm – Thin Man

8:20-9:00pm – Sybreed (Switzerland)

9:20-10:00pm – Escape Plan

Qing Stage

1:15-1:45pm – Gangzi

2:00-2:30pm – Vivian

2:45-3:15pm – Ban Hen Ti Zhi

3:30-4:00pm – Contraplans

4:15-4:45pm – Yan Shi

5:00-5:30pm – Djizoes (Switzerland)

5:45-6:15pm – Shut Up! Shut Down!

6:30-7:00pm – The Ordeal (Germany)

7:15-7:45pm – Velvet Road

8:00-8:30pm – Casino Demon

8:50-9:30pm – Narakam


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