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China: Rock festival coming

Friend Gram at Holidarity pulls quotes from the organizer of The Midi Festival—China's biggest each year—to be held in Beijing during the Golden Week holiday next week.

“Before you could never do a big outdoor festival,” writes organizer Zhang Fan. “We're trying to let the government accept that rock ‘n’ roll is not dangerous…What I hate most is when there is a line of Public Security Bureau officers standing in front of the stage.”

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  • […] Hard-up for holiday plans during this year’s Golden Week in China? Skip the “now mundane and boring annual MIDI Festival in Beijing,” says Frances D’Ath Supernaut, and stop by Windflower in Guangzhou this Friday night for a Mini MIDI spinoff concert. […]

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