For the seventh year, Spring Wave Music and Art Festival (墾丁春浪音樂節) is celebrating the glory of mainstream pop music. The annual music festival takes place on April 7 at Hengchun Airport (恆春機場).
Whereas Spring Scream focuses on indie music, Spring Wave dishes up palatable Mando-pop. The lineup this year comprises seven acts.
For this iteration, the organizer, Friendly Dog Entertainment, has resurrected the festival’s Hengchun Rave Party and is condensing the event, which is usually held over two days, into 11 hours.
“A-fu (鄧福如) joins the lineup for the first year because she is a rising star,” said Shen Kuan-yuan (沈光遠), general manager of Friendly Dog Entertainment.
Shen prides himself on identifying up-and-coming stars. A-Fu is joined on the lineup by Joanna Wang (王若琳) and Sodagreen (蘇打綠), which performed at the festival before hitting mainstream fame, and One Million Star (超級星光大道) alumni Aska Yang (楊宗緯) and his former rival Jam Hsiao (蕭敬騰)
“I’m glad to see Yang return this year and welcome him to our festival,” said Shen.
The Spring Wave pop stage ends at 10:30pm, after which a rave takes over with Finnish duo Super8 & Tab, British DJ Andy Moor and DJ-cum-singer Susanna manning the decks.
Spring Wave has become one of the biggest attractions for music buffs in southern Taiwan and the organizer expects to attract about 14,000 attendees this year.
POP CONCERT LINEUP
JJ Lin (林俊傑), 4pm
A-fu (鄧福如), 4:55pm
Aska Yang (楊宗緯), 6:45pm
Sodagreen (蘇打綠), 7:40pm
Amber Kuo (郭采潔), 8:35pm
Jam Hsiao (蕭敬騰), 9:30pm
ON THE NET: www.spring-wave.com
WHAT: 2012 Spring Wave Music and Art Festival 2012 (墾丁春浪音樂節)
WHEN: April 7, from 4pm to 3am
WHERE: Hengchun Airport (恆春機場)
ADMISSION: Tickets are NT$1,300 in advance, available through FamilyMart (全家) kiosks, Hot Kending Travel Net (Hot墾丁旅遊網) and Lion Travel (雄獅旅行社), and NT$1,800 at the door