Plenty of other shows continue to pop up on the calendar, especially around what is becoming the Asia summer music festival season of late July and early August. The pillars of the season are Japanese summer festivals Fuji Rock (July 26 to July 28) and Summer Sonic (Aug. 10 and Aug. 11). Festivals in Taiwan, South Korea and now China are now able to cherry pick headliners from those fests for their home audiences. Formoz Festival (Aug. 3 and Aug. 4), returning after a hiatus of four years, has already announced The XX, Mercury Rev, Yeasayer and Japanese bands Envy and the Okamotos. For info check www.formoz.com. There will also be a one-off show by Bjork on Aug. 10 at Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall. Tickets are NT$2,500 to NT$4,000 and available through walkieticket.com.tw. There are plenty more big names announced for Japan, and one wonders if Taiwan will get more of he bounty. Fuji Rock headliners include Bjork, The Cure, Nine Inch Nails and Skrillex, while Summer Sonic has Metallica, Linkin Park, Muse and the Stone Roses. Ahh, does the grass only seem to be greener? No, for the time being it really is. As in recent years, expect many Taiwanese to head to Japan on their annual rock n roll pilgrimage. It is becoming a summer tradition.
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