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18th Ho-Hai-Yan Rock Festival to rock the crowd
第十八屆海洋音樂祭 今起嗨唱三天

Music fans participate in the 2014 Ho-Hai-Yan Gongliao Rock Festival at Fulong Beach in New Taipei City’s Gongliao District.

Photo: CNA

The 2018 Ho-Hai-Yan Gongliao Rock Festival takes place at Fulong Beach in New Taipei City’s Gongliao District for three consecutive days starting today. According to the city’s Tourism and Travel Department, as the music festival enters its 18th year, this year’s theme is “18 Kinds of Happiness,” which means bringing 18 kinds of diverse music genres and happiness to the audience.

The festival is lauded as the No. 1 Asian music festival by DailyView Online Thermometer, a big data research platform. The lineup for today’s show, titled “Taiwan Original New Wave,” includes new rock sensation EggPlantEgg, which won two Golden Melody Awards last month, and singers Xiao Yu and Soft Lipa.

Artists such as Malaysian rapper Namewee are to perform at tomorrow’s annual Ho-Hai-Yan Rock Festival Awards. For the show on Sunday, titled “Sing My Song! Rock the World!” bands from Ireland, Japan and Thailand will rock the stage, followed by rock band Lion led by singer Jam Hsiao for the finale.

(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)






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