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Looptopia confirms 20 international names for its first round of artists

Taiwan's first-ever homegrown multi-day & stage festival is starting strong

  • Mixmag Asia Staff
  • 19 January 2017

After unveiling plans for Taiwan’s first-ever homegrown multi-day and stage festival, LOOPTOPIA has begun trickling the line-up and it’s become clear that the festival is going in strong for its inaugural event in Taiwan.

LOOPTOPIA has already confirmed massive headliners like Aly & Fila, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Dyro, Markus Schultz, Martin Garrix and Yellow Claw and the crazy thing is, they’re not even half way done with the line-up yet as they expect to round it off at about 60 acts. See the full line-up released to date below.

Set to run on April 8th & 9th at the sprawling Taoyuan Pushin Ranch, which is just 30 minutes outside of Taipei, the grounds will feature multiple stages, a camping area and BBQ facilities. The site has a maximum capacity of 50,000 and while the festival will likely not reach anywhere near that in its first year, it has locked down exclusivity to the grounds and the vision is in the place. See photos of the LOOPTOPIA site above.

Artists will play on a total of 3 stages that are being designed by world-renowned designers and knowing what we know about previous events by theLOOP, expect a top notch production effort throughout. Music will span genres like EDM, tropical house, trance, progressive house, psytrance, trap, dubstep, hardstyle and bass music and the festival will also host an official afterparty area.

Stepping away from music, the festival will also showcase interactive art installations, massages, yoga, an aboriginal arts center and more. For the first time ever in Taiwan, LOOPTOPIA intends to offer a fully immersive and all-encompassing festival experience inspired by festivals like Mysteryland, Tomorrowland and EDC.

The festival is being executed by theLOOP, the same group behind the legendary LUXY nightclub, OMNI and the recently opened KOR in Taipei. OMNI has gone on to win several design awards and KOR is likely to follow suit. theLOOP is also the team that brought years of Halloween Massive events to Taipei, the 2F White Party and also collaborated on events like Sensation White and Armin Only. In total, the group has put on over 40 large-scale events and hosted over 400 international artists in its two-decade long run. Basically, they know what they're doing and a festival of this scale was the natural next step.

Taiwan itself has a bustling music scene that has somehow missed the attention of the international music community. The island is also famous for being safe, plenty affordable, its friendly people and stunning scenery and could easily become a landmark for international music festivals in Asia.

Tickets are already on sale here and accommodation information including camping and hotel partners will be announced soon.

The full A-Z line-up:

Aly & Fila
Ben Nicky
Brennan Heart
Charming Horses
Dante Klein
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Dirtcaps
Dyro
GTA
Kris Kross Amsterdam
KSHMR
Martin Garrix
Mark Sixma
Markus Schultz
Mattn
Orjan Nilsen
NGHTMRE
Wildstylez
Yellow Claw

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