Meanwhile over at Midi, which happens on the weekend right after Strawberry, a little spat has broken out about the electronic stage. This year, organizers put the line-up of the DJ stage in the hands of a DJ called Florian Bo, who is currently one of the residents at The Mansion. Two (or maybe four) DJs from the released line-up have pulled out because
they weren't happy with the time slots he'd given them. So far Thoma Cher and Mia have been most vocal about their disgruntlement.
Mia broke the (devastating) news on her Facebook page yesterday, where there were message of support during this difficult time, as well as people asking why Razor, Teasy, Alecs Marta, the Acid Pony Club, Sub-Culture, Void, Love Bang or any of the S.T.DJs had not been asked to play. Maybe they were and they turned it down. Anyway, Shanghai DJs in a fizz. My word, if anyone needs our sympathy and respect, it is surely Shanghai's community of DJs. We'll let you know if anyone else pulls out. The live line-up is here. Best looking band on there is maybe
Cold Cave Only playing BJ. They'll play Arkham down here on May 9. Tickets, tickets, roll up, we have them, too. Get them here.
Then there's the Great Wall Music Festival, which is going down near Beijing on May 11. As it's quite a distance, SmSh has put together a package deal with pentahotel up there. We have room stays for two people, with breakfast, plus two tickets to the festival and two return transfers to the site from downtown Beijing for 1380rmb (one night) or 1930rmb (two nights). The way that works out, if you book a room, you essentially get the music festival tickets and all the rest for free. David Guetta's headlining, and rumor has it at midnight he will ascend from the DJ booth and rise to join his father in heaven, only to return three days later with some new Rihanna remixes.
For tickets to the Great Wall Festival with the hotel stay, go here. If you've already bought your Great Wall tickets, you can upgrade them to the hotel stay package, no problem. We got you. We're all about that.