Paris, 24 May 2017 – Midem 2017 is extending the business of music after hours, with a rich line-up of concerts presented under the banner Midem By Night over three nights of live concerts. Midem takes place in Cannes, France from 6 – 9 June 2017
After the formal music industry networking during the day, more informal schmoozing will take place during a series of performances held mainly on the wonderful backdrop of the Majestic Hotel beach.
The Midem Artist Accelerator (MAA), presented by SONY, remains the flagship of the live programme, with 11 international finalists performing every night: ACID ARAB (France), electronic Arab; ADIAN COKER (UK), R’n’B/hip-hop/urban; BE CHARLOTTE (UK), pop; GEOFFROY (Canada), electronic pop; IRIS GOLD (Denmark), R’n’B/hip-hop/urban; KIDDY SMILE (France), electronic dance music; M.ANIFEST (Ghana), R’n’B/hip-hop/urban; PRATEEK KUHAD (India), pop; SHAKKA (UK), R’n’B/hip-hop/urban; RENDEZ-VOUS (France), rock/alternative; and XXX (South Korea), R’n’B/hip-hop/urban.
In addition, on the Opening Night Tuesday 6 June, the British showcase “Music is Great” will be back at Midem, featuring one of the most exciting live acts in the UK, Public Service Broadcasting, multi-instrumentalist Jake Isaac, and girl-band trio Dream Wife.
On Wednesday 7 June, Chilean artists Miss Garrison with their punk influences and electronic bases and electro-pop act De Mónaco will hit the stage. Also that night, the orchestral pop folk duo from Tel Aviv Lola Marsh will showcase their new release “Remember Roses,” and Dutch hip-hop talent Mongoose will share the stage with producer Sliscobars for their new dual project.
International superstar Wyclef Jean, songwriter, producer and founding member of the legendary hip-hop band The Fugees, will close the second evening of live performances.
Thursday 8 June will feature a showcase of Taiwan Beats, with DJ QuestionMark DMC world champion and Redbull Thre3style finalist, The Mixer acclaimed as one of the new young and creative bands in Taiwan, along with the eclectic band The Chairman.
Also on Thursday, in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals will take place a unique live experience by the Man Doki Soulmates “Wings of Freedom.” Led by Hungarian singer and drummer Leslie Mandoki, the concert will feature an all-star line-up of rock music veterans including John Helliwell (Supertramp), Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann’s Earth Band), Midge Ure (Ultravox), Tony Carey (Rainbow), Klaus Doldinger (Passport), Nick Van Eede (Cutting Crew), plus former Spice Girl Melanie C.
The after-parties will all take place each night at l’Annex Beach, with DJ Sets from DJ Q, Lovra (Ministry Of Sound) and Alessandro Kraus.
“Midem by Night 2017 promises to be an exceptional vintage, with a wide range of talent from established global stars like Wyclef Jean and the Man Doki Soulmates, to a wealth of new discoveries in the Midem Artist Accelerator and country showcase line-ups. This goes to show that live performance is more than ever at the heart of Midem,” said Alexandre Deniot, Director of Midem.
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