Midi Electronic Festival
Electronic music and rock lovers will be in their element at this collaboration between Midi Festival and The Mansion during the Golden Week holidays.
Festival culture is here to stay in China, with a whole host of outdoor music festivals making ground in the country. After the successful spring edition at the retro fun park just outside Shanghai, Midi and The Mansion are back with a completely new festival concept, hoping to bring electronic music lovers, outdoor sport lovers and nature lovers together. Midi Electronic is about crossing the boundaries between rock and electronic music, whilst giving festivalgoers the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and some extreme sports.
This three-day festival is taking place at the Taihu Midi Music Park, Suzhou, with buses running between downtown Shanghai and the music site several times a day. For those who wish to stay for the whole three days, on-site camping in the park is also available for free, if you bring your own tent. You can also buy a tent at the location. The promoters are hoping for great weather, as there will also be large, outdoor swimming pools with water slides across the park and near the outdoor music stages. There is also a daytime fun park, with a roller coaster for the thrill seekers.
Other events taking place during the festival include the first ever Taihu Craft Beer Festival, with over 200 international beers. The festival will take place in 4 pavilions, split into Europe, Asia, America and Atlantic, where local food and beers will be served. At nighttime, the pavilions will turn into party villas with DJs spinning till the early morning. There will also be a wall climbing competition, BMX dirt jump, graffiti painting and outdoor documentary screenings among many other things, leaving guests hard pushed to decide how to spend their day.
Divided over two outdoor stages and four indoor stages, 80 of the best China-based DJs and five headlining international artists, including Dr. Lektroluv, Thomas Schumacher and Ralf Kollmann will be spinning the decks. Music styles cover all genres of Electronic Music, except commercial EDM, because growing the local EDM scene is central to the ethos of the festival. As a result, it will also include many leading China-based crews and upcoming artists.
Rock music is also represented over the three day spectacular, with two or three headlining international metal and hardcore bands on the main stage every day. The bands all embody hard and raw underground sound, and are among the world top metal and hard-core bands, including Rise Of The Northstar, The Ignition and Children Of Bodom.
We can’t think of any better way to rockout during your Golden Week.
1 October to 3 October. Taihu Midi Music Park, Suzhou. Price: RMB 100 presale/RMB 150 on the door (per day). RMB 300 presale/RMB 350 on the door (three days). Web: yoopay.cn/event/2015emidi