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A long weekend is always an excuse to party, and next week's Lost Lagoon 10/10 Weekend Getaway is no exception. Perpetual Motion is holding a three-day bender near Wulai with 16 bands, 10 DJs and an amazing venue. The site has three pools, a poolside bar that will be open 24 hours, hot springs, private hot tubs, public restrooms and showers, and free camping. There will be events scheduled, such as tequila volleyball, but the main attraction is the music. Bands include Coach (教父), Public Radio, Pan Africana, 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽), The Deadly Vibes and the Money Shot Horns, with DJs including Marcus Aurelius, Fratzuki, JR and Megan, Antihero, the Taimaica Sound Crew and Hooker.

Food and drink will be available around the clock, and in an original and much-welcomed ode to hydration, in addition to all the pools and hot springs, there will be free drinking water. The camping area and dancing areas are covered, so 10/10 is going to go on rain or shine. Also, after the 24-hour music fiasco that culminated with daybreak techno at this year's Peacefest, the Lost Lagoon's entertainment schedule is a sane and reasonable midnight to 4am. Partygoers will be able to rest up and sleep in between bouts of dancing, swimming and socializing.

There will be a pre-party for 10/10 at COPA, 2, Ln 137, Yanji St, Taipei City (台北市延吉街137巷2號) tomorrow at 11pm with Marcus Aurelius and other DJs.

The Lost Lagoon 10/10 Weekend Getaway, 100 Xinfu Rd (信福路100號), near Wulai (烏來). Free shuttle buses run from the Wulai (烏來) bus stop, the last stop on the Xindian (新店) bus line, to the site every 25 to 30 minutes. Look for the white, gray and black sign that reads Perpetual Motion. Buses run on Oct. 10 from 7pm to midnight, on Oct. 11 from noon to 10:30pm and on Oct. 11 from noon to 5pm. For more information, go to taipeimotion.com

From 9pm Oct. 10 to 6pm Oct. 12. Music scheduled from noon to 4am on Friday and Saturday, and from noon to 4pm on Sunday

Presale tickets are NT$700 until tomorrow or NT$800 next week; NT$900 at the door. Tickets are available in Taipei City at Sababa, 17, Ln 283, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3 (台北市羅斯福路三段283巷17號), Toasteria, 2, Ln 248, Zhongxiao E Rd Sec 4 (台北市忠孝東路四段248巷2號), and KGB, 5, Ln 114, Shida Rd (台北市師大路114巷5號); and in Taichung City at 89K, 25 Daguan Rd, (台中市大觀路25號). Or call Tristan Newman at 0936-376-440

Highlight

This weekend, the Migration Music Festival presents performers from Romania, Vietnam, Japan and the Palestinian territories. The theme of this year's festival is "City Borders," and it features musicians who regularly perform outside of their home settings, whether that be their hometown or native country.

Tonight begins with a poetry reading dedicated to Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwich. The reading is open to those who purchase a two-day festival pass.

There will be three sets of performances both tomorrow and Sunday.

Tomorrow's sets include Japanese guitarist Ken Ohtake and Friends, playing original instrumental compositions; Palestinian singer and oud player Sameer Makhoul and percussionist Itamar Doari, performing traditional Arabic classical music; and Aboriginal folk singer Panai, who makes music inspired by her Puyuma and Amis roots.

Appearing on Sunday are Huong Thanh, who sings Vietnamese music combined with jazz and electronic ambient sounds, and StriCat, a Romanian group whose music combines jazz, Romanian and Bulgarian sounds. All of the festival's participating musicians will take part in a collaborative performance later in the evening.

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