What’s Going On?

Confusion still reigns in regards to China’s Midi Festival.

There had been rumors of “one leg” of the festival being in Shanghai, according to the Shanghaiist, but the Midi School itself, which sponsors the festival, has announced that in addition to the Beijing Midi (April 30 to May 3), a three-day outdoor festival will take place May 1-3 in the city of Zhenjiang, which is two hours from Shanghai by train.
Beijing Midi will be held at a venue called the Star Live.

There have also been “hints” that a “smaller side event” will take place in Shanghai proper.

However, the full lineup was finally announced.

In addition to local bands such as Subs, TOOKOO, Reflector, Muma and Third Party, as well as rock veteran Cui Jian, three Canadian bands will be performing as part of the Transmit China program: Jets Overhead, So Called and The Stills.

Other foreign artists include Army of Freshmen (U.S.) and Mike TV (U.K.).