Taipei is getting ready to celebrate the arrival of spring with an exciting lineup of music festivals, starting with Looptopia, but there are plenty of other events around town too. Check out what April has in line for you below, and remember to save the date!
April 8-9 | Looptopia Music Festival
▶︎ LOOPTOPIA 區域介紹 傳思舞台：白色聖殿 / White Palace ♫ 我們是不是說過「今年，白色就要重生」？ 沒錯，深植國人心中的傳奇經典 2F White | 白色派對，即將以主題區域的方式，在 Looptopia Music Festival 樂托邦國際音樂季中重獲新生！ 我們把 LOOPTOPIA 的傳思舞台，命名為 #白色聖殿；繼承了白色派對的一切優良血脈：純白、笑顏、傳思，這是一片樂迷們的終極淨土！ — 承襲「白色派對」精神的白色聖殿，一年四季都充斥著莊嚴純淨的氛圍，是樂托邦的精神之都；Trance 與 Progressive 聖潔的光明力量撫慰著心靈，不管是誰都能在白色聖殿輕易獲得救贖。 來自各界的精神領袖們，包括 Aly & Fila、Markus Schulz、Emma Hewitt、Orjan Nilsen、Ben Nicky、Mark Sixma、Kryder、Mark Sherry、Lange、Jody Wisternoff 等，都將齊聚於白色聖殿，為所有的樂托邦民們洗滌身心、淨化靈魂，一起慶祝這歡欣鼓舞的時刻！ 步入白色聖殿，映入眼簾的是閃耀到刺眼的淨白霓裳、高舉的雙手；所有的人沒有你我、不分性別，只有鼓舞人心的史詩旋律與療癒的空靈美聲。來自各地的邦民們不受族群、文化、語言的隔閡束縛，全部在聖殿的天籟中合而為一。如此平愛諧敬的 PLUR 普樂景象，就在白色聖殿 / White Palace！ 在這個以音樂建立的烏托邦裡，邦民們以微笑克服紛爭、以分享戰勝貧困，人性的光輝永久照耀著這片淨土，這就是「樂托邦」的真諦！ 樂托邦是屬於大家的樂園，期待你的加入！
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Looptopia is as close to an EDM paradise as it gets in Taiwan. Thousands of EDM fans have already been drawn in by the promise of over 50 top DJs and entertainers set over three performance areas. Martin Garrix and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are just some of the headliners in this massive music and dance festival. For those who are fully committed to the cause, there’s even the option to camp out. After all, with an event this jam-packed, you won’t want to miss a minute.Check out the location for Looptopia Music Festival here and for a full listing of acts, visit their official Facebook event page.
April 12 | Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams Tour
Say what you will about them, but Coldplay’s longevity is one attribute that eludes so many contemporary acts. First formed in 1996, the band has long honed the craft of putting on a spectacular live show. This latest show is no different. Critics have lauded A Head Full of Dreams, with The Independent describing it as “colorful show” brimming with “poignant tributes and a healthy injection of early material.” If you’re keen to hear everything from “Yellow” to “Adventure of a Lifetime”, don’t miss this chance. Check out the event Facebook page for more details.THSR Taipei Station (高鐵台北站)
中正區北平西路3號 Taipei, 100 Taiwan
April 14-16 | Young Art Taipei
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Young artists often face many barriers in their efforts to break in and establish themselves in the art world. Young Art Taipei acts as a prop for young artists by showcasing their talents in a professional setting which attracts both buyers and art lovers. This year, more than 350 Asian and Western contemporary artists under the age of 45 will have their works displayed at the booths of around 60 galleries. If appreciating “young, affordable, refreshing and promising” artworks sounds like an afternoon well spent, make your way to the Sheraton Grand Hotel this April 14 to 16. More information can be found here.Sheraton Grande Taipei Hotel (台北喜來登大飯店)
忠孝東路一段12號 Taipei, 10049 Taiwan
April 22 | Vogue Style Picnic Day
Considered to be the bible to millions of fashionistas around the world, Vogue is a name synonymous with style and luxury. While the lifestyle glamourized in its pages is unattainable to most, Vogue throws a number of annual events, such as the Style Picnic Day, which give us mere mortals a glimpse of it. Held in fashion capitals such as New York, Paris, and Sydney, Taipei’s chapter of Style Picnic Day will be located at Huashan Creative Park. Just grab a couple of friends, prep a basket full of treats, and dress in your best “boho chic” – you’ll be all set to make your Vogue debut.Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914文創園區 Huashan1914)
1 Sec 1 Bādé Rd. Taipei, 100 Taiwan
April 15-16 | 2017 Urban Nomad Opening Freakout 2-day Festival
Urban Nomad has really upped their game this year by promising not one, but two days of non-stop music, booze, and performances. 2017’s Freakout boasts 30 bands and DJs which the organizers describe as “the result of 15 years of mining talent from Fuji Rock and the Tokyo underground, as well as befriending Taiwan’s best and freakiest musical acts.” If that hasn’t enticed you enough, the all-ages event will once again be held at what must be Taipei’s most unique place to hold an outdoor festival, Tiger Mountain. Check out their official Facebook event page for more information.微遠虎山
Hey! My name is Monica and I’m a Taipei-a-holic. Originally from Sydney, I packed up everything to move here to study Mandarin. Well, at least that’s my cover because most times you’ll catch me stuffing myself with mouth-watering foods or exploring unique sights. I’m so thrilled to be able to share all the places which have had impacted my heart (and stomach!) with you. Cheers!