MIDI 2014: Suede, Xie Tian Xiao, Miserable Faith

Just like they do every year, MIDI has kept the suspense going until almost the last minute.
That said, on the bright side, we didn’t go through venue changes like a few years ago. The news landed yesterday officially but we got it all worked out and it’s looking like it’s gonna be an awesome kick ass MIDI again.

What: 2014 Beijing MIDI Festival
when: May 1-3, 2014
Where: Kuangbiao Paradise (west Beijing, Haidian, close to 6th ring road)

So, What’s new?

1- SUEDE is arguably the big headliner here. Their love affair with China is well documented and they have done this rodeo before. Surprisingly enough, I have not managed to watch them live yet. I’m looking forward to this one.

2- XTX baby!!! I have not seen XTX live on a big stage in solo freaking long! Now that he’s free of his Modern Sky contract, he can finally grace the stages of MIDI with the faithful masses.

3- Miserable Faith Returns: After taking last year off, Miserable Faith is back to claim their MIDI throne. And I am happy for it. The band’s been in the studio rehearsing and putting together some new tunes and I’m hoping we’ll get to hear them soon.

The rest of the lineup is solid with good acts like Tomahawk, Reflector, Nine Treasures and more.. The foreign bands include Elliot the Bull (AUS), France’s Bonaparte and my favourite: Emergency Gate from Germany who rocked the freaking house last time.

It’s looking like 3 solid days of MIDI for me this year baby. Time to clean up the camera, get the camelback and rock out.

Last time I saw XTX on a big stage

Last time I saw XTX on a big stage

Here is the full Lineup

May 1 May 2 May 3
UN-TANG STAGE (联合国-唐舞台)
14:00-14:30 Lost Train 丢火车
14:50-15:20 Rolling Bowling 旋转保龄
15:40-16:10 LMT Connection (CA)
16:30-17:10 Dawanggang 大忘杠
17:30-18:10 Queen Sea Big Shark 后海大鲨鱼
18:30-19:10 Yaksa 夜叉
19:30-20:30 Larry Graham & GCS (US)
20:50-21:30 XTX 谢天笑
14:20-14:50 The Big Wave 大波浪
15:10-15:40 IGUBand 那我懂你意思了 (TW)
15:50-16:30 Broke (DK)
16:50-17:20 Sound Toy 声音玩具
17:40-18:20 Masterplan (DE)
18:40-19:20 Nova Heart
19:40-20:20 Liquid Oxygen Can 液氧罐头
21:00-22:00 Suede (UK)
13:00-13:30 Loulan Box 楼兰盒子
13:50-14:20 Penicillin 盘尼西林
14:40-15:10 Dark Haze 霾晦
15:30-16:00 The Bennies (AU)
16:20-16:50 Saving Molly 拯救茉莉
17:10-17:40 Wang Weima 王喂马
18:00-18:30 Naty (KR)
18:50-19:20 Dongzi 冬子
19:40-20:10 Sonar Lights (US)
20:30-21:00 Misandao 蜜三刀
JÄGER-YUAN STAGE (野格-元 电子舞台)
14:00-15:30 Beekoo
15:30-17:00 X.Lee
17:00-18:30 Ouyang
18:30-20:00 Eddie Lv
20:00-21:30 Oshi
UN-TANG STAGE (联合国-唐舞台)
14:00-14:30 Toy Captain 玩具船长
14:50-15:20 Island Mood 岛屿心情
15:40-16:10 Noukilla (MA)
16:30-17:10 Tomahawk 战斧
17:40-18:20 Orphaned Land (IS)
18:50-19:30 Muma 木玛
20:00-20:40 Lacrimas Profundere (DE)
21:20-22:00 Miserable Faith 痛仰
14:20-14:50 Velvet Highway 丝绒公路
15:10-15:40 The Randy Able Stable
16:00-16:30 Steely Heart 钢铁的心
16:50-17:20 Emergency Gate (DE)
17:40-18:20 Iron Kite 铁风筝
18:40-19:20 Evocation (HK)
19:40-20:20 AK-47
20:40-21:20 Bubble Beatz (SW)
13:00-13:30 Sucker
13:50-14:20 Zakka 左卡
14:40-15:10 Zuo Bin 左斌
15:30-16:00 Larry’s Pizza
16:20-16:50 WHAI
17:10-17:40 The Shamans 萨满
18:00-18:30 The Falling 堕天
18:50-19:20 Red Robe 大红袍
19:40-20:10 Anthelion 幻日 (TW)
20:30-21:00 A.J.K. 玉麟军
JÄGER-YUAN STAGE (野格-元 电子舞台)
14:00-15:30 Shen Yue
15:30-17:00 Eric Lee
17:00-18:30 Poppy
18:30-20:00 Yang Bing
20:00-21:30 Mickey Zhang
UN-TANG STAGE (联合国-唐舞台)
14:00-14:30 Nine Treasures 九宝
14:50-15:20 LYS (FR)
15:40-16:10 Namo 南无
16:30-17:10 Los Amigos
17:40-18:20 Zhao Lei 赵雷
18:50-19:30 Sound Fragment 声音碎片
20:00-20:40 Twisted Machine 扭曲机器
21:20-22:00 Escape Plan 逃跑计划
14:20-14:50 Bubble Beatz (SW)
15:10-15:40 Twinkle Star 闪星
16:00-16:30 Won 萬重
16:50-17:20 Elliot The Bull (AU)
17:40-18:20 Suffocated 窒息
18:40-19:20 Subs
19:40-20:20 Bonaparte (SW)
20:40-21:20 Reflector 反光镜
13:00-13:30 Black Bohe 黑薄荷(2013 Tiger Battle of Bands Winner)
13:50-14:20 Chenmi 沉迷(2013 MIDI School Contest Winner)
14:40-15:10 Nuoerman 诺尔
15:30-16:00 Feng Tian 奉天
16:20-16:50 The Ignition (DE)
17:10-17:40 Ego Fall 颠覆M
18:00-18:30 Flat Foot (SE)
18:50-19:20 Residence A (A公馆)
19:40-20:10 D.O.A.(CA)
20:30-21:00 Sick Pupa 病蛹
JÄGER-YUAN STAGE ( 野格-元 电子舞台)
14:00-15:30 Baozi
15:30-17:00 Harry Ho
17:00-18:30 Jerryson Tsui
18:30-20:00 Jerry K
20:00-21:30 Dio

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