2017 Taipei Riverside Festival: Sounds from the River
The much-anticipated Taipei Riverside Festival is here!
Between June 17 and August 12, the City’s riverbank parks will feature music concerts, fairs, themed activities, and stamp rally events. The festival will reach a climax on August 26 with Dadaocheng Chinese Valentine Celebration highlighting music performances by singer Wawa and reggae band Matzka against a background of dazzling fireworks spectacle!
Highlighting the theme of “Dance Music for the Young,” the festival this year will bring to the audience popular songs spanning from the 1930s to the post Millennial Generation, covering genres such as Nakasi, folk, and indigenous music.
According to the Department of Information and Tourism (TPEDOIT), Taipei Riverside Festival aims to advocate an environmental-friendly lifestyle by encouraging the public to get closer to nature and waterfronts. Touted as a music fest with local traits, the event incorporates specialties of commercial districts in the neighborhood, offering residents an opportunity to explore Taipei.
To attract more visitors, the organizers will hold a “Travel along the River” raffle. Individuals will be eligible to enter by participating in any three activities of the program and collecting the respective stamps at the information counter. The raffle promises prizes such as Star Cruises trips and Ukuleles with celebrity signatures. Winners will be drawn out on the day of Dadaocheng Chinese Valentine Celebration.
In addition to music feasts at the riverside every Saturday, TPEDOIT also joined other agencies in holding a series of water-themed activities at the riverbanks as getaways from the summer heat.
To learn more about the 2017 Taipei Riverside Festival, visit its official website http://2017.riversounds.travel.taipei/en or Travel Taipei (http://travel.taipei/).