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Midi Festival: Bands/Musicians that You Cannot Miss

Shenzhen Midi Festival 2013 will be launched in Longgang Universiade Center. The lineup also was put to the public days ago. Among numberous bands or musicians, what are those you cannot miss? ShenzhenParty gets some ideas from one of the organizers - Mugua.

Escape Plan (Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 8:50pm - 9:30pm; Tang Stage)

Escape Plan, original name as Perdel, was founded in 2007. Indie pop is its main music style seasoned with new wave and post punk. As a new but strong band, it was invited to many music festivals in China. The MTV showed below is one of their famous songs - Chemical Bus.


# Caliban (Event Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 9:50pm - 10:30pm; Tang Stage)

Caliban, found in Germany in 1997 under the name Nerver Again, is the most representative typical European New Wave Metal/Metalcore band. They are the pioneering vanguards who took the experiments of combining hardcore with modern metal in European continents, and have released 8 full-length studio albums to-date. People can tell the traditional metal blood in their veins and the American The band has always devoted themselves to bringing attention to the wild, chaotic and uncontrollable things in our world.


Cuijian (Event Date: Friday, May 17, 2013 - 10:30pm - 11:30pm; Tang Stage)

Cuijian, as the father of Chinese rock music, defenitely is a heavy and brillant start on Midi Festival stage. In China, Cuijian is a household word. He represents Chinese rock spirit and has a great influence on youth in playing rock, especially youth in 80s. Cuijian once was banned by government becasue of his adventurous performances in old times. "Nothing to my name" is his first hit and wins his fame in China.

******Audition:  Say Say Say


# Nova Heart (Event Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 5:00pm - 5:30pm; Tang Stage)

Nova Heart's core is Helen Feng, who is dubbed as the "Queen of Beijing Rock" or "Blondie of China". She was born in Beijing but raised in US and Canada, Helen Feng has her own understanding toward music. "Highly anticipated" - this is the comment for Nova Heart from Telonius, co-owner of Gomma Records. Nova heart was invited to Eourope, Australia, US to perform in famous music festivals like  c/o pop festival, Sound Kapital Tour and SXSW+ Canadian Music Week.



XTX (Xie Tianxiao) (Event Date: Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 10:50pm - 11:30pm; Tang Stage)

Xie Tianxiao was born in 1972 with sagittarius as his star sign. His songs reveal his personalities - free, unruly and creative. Xie Tianxiao combines rock music with Chinese traditional instruments like Guzheng to create a new style of rock music. His band was invited to America to attend SXSW and Mendocino festival in 2001 and 2004. 


Midi Festival, as the biggest outdoor music festival in China, is growing stronger and stronger. Besides these five, more famous musicians and bands from home and abroad attend this exciting party. I believe, they surely will bring Chinese youth more fresh blood!"What music is more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?"


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