Spring Scream kicks off!
Taiwan’s longest running music festival gets underway this weekend in Kenting, a four-day, six-stage affair, that continues to offer up a beguiling mix of u up-and-coming bands and those w which are already well-establi lished.
Now in its 21st year, the fe festival has managed to outlast ot other fly-by-night raves and allyo you-can-drinkathons that emerge ea each year around the periphery of Kenting’s main strip. The festivala has endured because of its firm roots in Taiwan’s indie rock scene,c providing the exposure and st stage time to many undiscovered b bands.
The festival also works hard to cultivate a sense of community am among the music and arts community. This is especially a point of f emphasis this year as cofo founder Jimi Moe has dedicated re resources to cultivating individual vi villages within the festival this ye year.
“We have one village which will be a sort of chill-out area where people can do tai-chi and watch the eclipse and yet another villagei which is billed as a Viking vi village.” Moe added that one of th the key aspects of Spring Scream (春天吶喊春) are the 40-plus stalls th that participate each year, more th than half of which are dedicated to food and beverage.
“We are definitely supporting al all of the craft beers in Taiwan th this year as we will have booths fr from 23, Red Point, and 886. Also, M Moosehead will also be at the fe festival this year,” he continued.
While there will be plenty of suds, music will certainly take center stage as a full roster of some 200-plus bands will perform on 6 stages scattered throughout Erluanbi National Park (鵝鑾鼻墾丁國家公園). While the stage arrangement is basically the same as previous years, expect a few tweaks to improve upon organizers’ familiarity with the space.
Some of the most popular acts this year include local homegrown talent such as Chairman, Clippers, Skaraoke and Funky Brothers. And then there are the expat groups such as Moss and .22 and those coming from overseas such as Boomarang and the Erkonauts.
And then there are those who simply view Spring Scream as a reunion for friends from around the island. Truly, Spring Scream and the adjacent Kenting town is the perfect setting for a few friends to come together and enjoy the warm sunshine and good vibes which characterize this long holiday weekend in Taiwan.
Popular local bands will be performing at the annual Spring Scream, which draw crowds rushing to the Southern tip of Taiwan.