SHANGHAI, China – With a 7-year history of inviting domestic and international rock and roll bands to the stage in Beijing, the Midi Music Festival plugged into Shanghai for the first time in 2011 at the Pudong Century Park from May 6-8. With more than 40,000 fans in attendance, a complete HARMAN sound reinforcement system was deployed for bands such as Shanghai favorites Pink Berry, Boys Climbing Ropes and Mushroom, to Hibria from Brazil, Your Favorite Enemies from Canada and Good 4 Nothing from Japan.
The main performance space, Tang Stage, utilized 24 HARMAN JBL VERTEC® VT4889 and four VT4888 midsize line array elements and 16 VT4880 full-size arrayable subwoofers. The mix was controlled by HARMAN’s Soundcraft Vi6 digital console, connected with dbx 480 digital processors and powered with dozens of Crown MA5002 and IT6000 amplifiers.
Organized by the Beijing Midi School, the annual concert held either in May or October of a given year, runs for three days and boasts an audience of self-described “crazy fans” time and time again.
Beijing Midi provided the free, open stage to not only bring music and the fans face to face, but to also help attendees become closer with the rock faith. The successful debut at the Shanghai event provided a confidence within the organization that underscores its vision of touching hearts of all citizens in commercial Shanghai.
For more information on the Midi Music Festival, please visit http://www.midimidi.cn.
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