Taitung Music Festival aims to boost tourism
Central News Agency
2013-04-25 09:59 PM
Taipei, April 25 (CNA) This year's Taitung Music Festival will start off with a bang on April 26, kicking off the peak season for tourism in the county in eastern Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the Taitung County government, East Coast National Scenic Area and Taitung County Cultural Affairs Association, the "2013 Taitung Music Festival" will take place at three well-known tourist spots along Taiwan's beautiful east coast -- Taitung Waterfront Park, Sansiantai, and Siaoyeliou. The two-day festival will last through April 27. A series of activities, including a theme music concert, free stage, concert at dawn, and the first ever local snacks exhibition, souvenir exhibition, and craftsmanship market, are expected to draw tourists and stimulate the local economy, a county government official said. The festival is formulated with the idea of featuring the iconic coastline in eastern Taiwan. The Sansiantai music concert at dawn on April 27 will present a harmonious cross-performance between V.K., Taiwan's most prominent cross-performing pianist who has also received wide acclaim throughout Asia, and the National Taitung University Wind Band. The show promises to engage the public in welcoming the first daylight for Taiwan. At the 14-hour non-stop music workshop in Siaoyeliou, famous record producer Wang Ji-ping and Olivia Yen舺topia, will share their experiences in music creation. A long list of individuals and group musicians have been invited to perform live on stage, including famous Taiwan folk-rock-pop bands such as Sodagreen, Chang Yun-jin, Wongfu and Cosmospeople. In addition, Chiang Min-jung from a popular TV singer competition "Super Idol," Nang-Wan Sisters, Echo, and native singers from Taitung who have earned wide recognition and good reputation for their voices, including Chou Hou-shen and Wu Yin-jing, will each take the center stage. In terms of food offerings, the first ever local snack exhibition of Taitung will be held by the Taitung Tourism Association. Forty well-known gift shops and local snack shop owners are invited to showcase their merchandise. (By Tyson Lu and S.C. Chang)
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