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China: Rock festival coming

Categories: East Asia, China, Arts & Culture, Breaking News, Freedom of Speech, Music

Friend Gram at Holidarity pulls quotes [1]from the organizer of The Midi Festival [2]—China's biggest each year—to be held in Beijing during the Golden Week [3]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 [4]officers standing in front of the stage.”