Taipei This April: Looptopia, Young Art Taipei, and Vogue Style Picnic
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 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.
April 14-16 | Young Art Taipei
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.
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.
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.