We have recently been taking flak for being lazy in bringing you the latest news in the live music scene. So here you go — something to make you all wet inside your pants: Rumors have been flying around that the Midi Festival is taking the show on the road this year. They are supposedly organizing something called the ‘Midi Carnival’ featuring many of the local as well as international bands that will be playing at the original Beijing Midi Festival. According to what we have heard it will be spread out over two days at some park adjacent to the Pearl Tower. This is apparently what has been told to a few tour managers who are bringing over bands. From the short list of international bands that we have seen so far it looks like Midi is going to have an even stronger metal slant than in the past. Backyard Babies and Hardcore Superstar from Sweden as well as Raunchy from Denmark are scheduled to play. Watch this space for more news!