Worldwide music festival guide • China

Plan a musical odyssey with Time Out’s global guide to music festivals – the best line-ups, sonic fields and destination fests in China and around the world



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‘Hello Shanghai!’ – China’s resplendent Midi Festival

‘Hello Shanghai!’ – China’s resplendent Midi Festival

China's rock and dance festivals are as young as its traditional culture is old, and yet in the space of a decade the country's catapulted itself to the upper echelons of the global gig circuit. Between them, the festivals below run a wide gamut of genres, from the punky rock of Midi Festival to the hip hop and electro of Storm. While the best part of its crowd still consists of local festival-goers, increasingly enticing line-ups, coupled with ballooning festival sites and attractive prices, are changing that. The musical quality and hipster credentials (Intro is held in a disused steel factory) are present and correct – it's time the rest of the world cottoned on.

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