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Music lovers prepare for start of Spring Scream

MUSIC MEETS FILM:As well as four days of partying and live indie rock, festival goers will be treated to the Urban Nomad Film Fest, which is at the same location

Staff writer, with CNA

Indie rock fans and music lovers are getting ready to party non-stop for four days at the country’s biggest and longest running annual rock festival, Spring Scream, which will begin in southern Taiwan in less than two months.

Starting on April 1, Pingtung County’s Kenting (墾丁) will come alive with the sounds of original music as more than 200 bands and artists from all over the world take to the stage at seven different locations.

The annual event has grown from a gathering of 30 bands to a rock music mecca that attracts tens of thousands of fans in Taiwan and from nearby countries each year.

The shows in the past have featured homegrown artists such as Tizzy Bac, Chairman, China Blue and Taiwan Soul, as well as foreign performers, including Canada’s Girl, Mimie Chan from Japan, and the Machine and Romona Cordova from France.

Besides partying at the four-day music festival, Spring Scream audiences will also have the opportunity to enjoy a feast of films at the Urban Nomad Film Fest that will be held at the location.

Urban Nomad was founded in 2002 by two expatriate journalists in Taiwan, David Frazier and Sean Scanlan, to create a -community-oriented film environment by screening experimental works and video art, in genres ranging from surf video to award-winning documentaries. It is the only fully independent film festival in the country, as it has no government funding.

More information about Spring Scream is available on the festival’s official Web site at

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