Glimpses of 2023 World Music Festival @Taiwan: Larger Scale with Frameless Music Party


 2023 World Music Festival

The four-day event is touted as Taiwan’s biggest outdoor festival dedicated to world music, and will feature a variety of music shows, cross-artform performances, international showcase events, exotic bazaars and more!

Taiwan’s very own Outlet Drift and Joanna Wang be headlining this year’s edition of 2023 World Music Festival @ Taiwan, along with global superstars ADG7 from South Korea, Hitoto Yo from Japan, and Balaklava Bluesfrom Ukraine and Canada. 

The music-focused, multi-format event will take place on October 12-15, 2023, at the Taipei Music Center with two-part highlights: Going Global Trade Fair on October 12-13, and Our World Music Festival on October 14-15.

Going all out with a more diverse programming and lineup featuring some of the biggest names the global music scene, Taipei’s biggest world music festival will feature 24 music acts performing in various music formats, consisting of four immersive parties with music and scents. The highly acclaimed world music festival will also put a spotlight on two co-productions highlighting global collaborations and cross-cultural exchanges: Ohelen (SK) and Leaf Yeh (TW) will team up together live, and Hitoto Yo (JP) will also step up their game with a special performance featuring Taiwan’s Sangpuy and Tzu-lung Hung.

For the first time ever, the multicultural festival held an open call for international musicians to participate in its global showcase. The result yielded submissions from more than a hundred artists from 31 different countries expressing interest in participating in the festival. From the entries collated, the largest global music festival in Taiwan is set to announce the 13 finalists who will be performing live on October 11-12 and will be watched by 11 international delegates. 

World Music Festival @ Taiwan is a platform that connects Taiwan’s unique music forms to the international stage, promoting Taiwanese performers abroad while introducing equally unique music from overseas, allowing for interaction in a variety of aspects. Since its inception, the festival has been a catalyst that has brought many Taiwanese groups to music events outside of Taiwan.

Aside from its music format, the World Music Festival @ Taiwan will feature a range of peripheral activities, such as interactive drumming shows, music and dance workshops, and nearly 100 exotic stalls showcasing crafts and cuisines from around the world. The festival ambiance will be reminiscent of a grand carnival, featuring an assortment of world-class music and parties. 

At World Music Festival @ Taiwan, cultures unite and take center stage. It’s a splendid celebration of music, where categories cease to exist and where people from all nations come together in shared joy.

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