Spring Wave 春浪
In its fifth year, Spring Wave has become one of the biggest attractions for ravers and music lovers who flock to Kending over the weekend. And not just because of the media hype — the event’s program is solid.
Spring Wave takes place at two locations. The electronic music party is located at Hengchun Airport (恆春機場), which hosts Australian electro-rock band Infusion, Israeli psy-trance DJ Yahal and Blueman tomorrow, and Brazilian DJ Anderson Noise, German trance DJ Ronski Speed and Xuan (劉軒) on Sunday.
Mando-pop and indie performers appear at the festival’s Maobitou Park (貓鼻頭公園) site. Sodagreen (蘇打綠) and Tanya Chua (蔡健雅), perform tomorrow, Jam Hsiao (蕭敬騰), Tiger Huang (黃小琥) and Van Fan (范逸臣) on Sunday.
WHEN: Tomorrow and Sunday from 4:30pm to 3am
WHERE: Hengchun Airport (恆春機場) and Maobitou Park (貓鼻頭公園)
ADMISSION: One-day passes are NT$1,300, available at the door or through Hi-Life (萊爾富) Life-ET electronic kiosks
ON THE NET: www.spring-wave.com
Peninsula Pop Music Concert
半島音樂盛世演唱會& Peninsula Electronic Party
The other festival located at Hengchun Airport features carnival rides, a food court and DJ Niki Belucci, who is known for playing topless (she spins both nights), plus local favorite DJ Mykal (林哲儀), UK trance DJs Matt Darey and Activa and Irish trance duo Agnelli & Nelson. Other performers include Stanley Huang (黃立行), MC Hotdog and Da Mouth (大嘴巴) tomorrow, and Stefanie Sun (孫燕姿) and Crowd Lu (盧廣仲) on Sunday.
WHEN: Tomorrow and Sunday from 5pm to 3am
WHERE: Hengchun Airport (恆春機場)
ADMISSION: For the concerts, one-day passes are NT$890 to NT$1,200, and for the electronic music party, one-day passes are NT$590 to NT$800, available at the door or from FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort electronic kiosks
ON THE NET: www.ktpmusic.com.tw
Cool Down 墾丁全球抗暖化音樂季
If you go all the way down to Kending and would still rather party indoors, this event is worth considering. Expect to hear everything from metal and hip-hop to house and psy-trance from acts including Kou Chou Ching (拷秋勤), The Tonic (主音樂團), Japanese DJ Tsuyoshi, Code, Dragon, Tiger, Vertigo, and many more.
WHEN: Tomorrow and Sunday from 5pm to 2am
WHERE: Howard Hotel (福華飯店), 2 Kending Rd (墾丁路2號)
ADMISSION: Tickets are NT$1,300 per day, available at the door or from 7-Eleven ibon electronic kiosks
ON THE NET: www.cooldown.tw
Moonlight was started 10 years ago by a group of electronic dance music fanatics who live in Kending. Though the party isn’t nearly as big as it used to be, it is now a free event and occupies one of the best locations. The party begins early afternoon and runs through to sunrise with a string of local and expat DJs including Sam, Marcy, Cougar, Point, F*Daniel, Code, Askahsu, Matty Diesel and Saucey, among others.
WHERE: Hsiaowan (小灣), the beach across from the Caesar Hotel, 6, Kending Rd (墾丁路6號)
WHEN: Tomorrow and Sunday from 2pm to 6am
Bikini Electronic 比基尼FUN電派對
Parties that feature “topless” female European DJs seem to be the new wheeze this year. Bikini Electronic’s lineup includes Dutch DJ Mata Hari, DJane Baby Face and Sexation, whose shtick is performing in the buff from the waist up. They will be joined by Danny Taylor and Germen DJ Pedro del Mar.
WHERE: Dajian Mountain (大尖山)
WHEN: Tomorrow and Sunday from 8pm to 4am
ADMISSION:Passes are NT$700 per day, or NT$1,200 for both days, available at the door or from springscream.hotkt.com
For more information, visit springscream.hotkt.com (Chinese only)
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