Taiwan is about to experience its first-ever taste of Groove On The Grass as the festival makes its inaugural debut in Asia on December 1 and 2 in the form of Groove In Taipei.
What began as an electronic music festival 11 years ago has evolved into an immersive cultural experience that emphasises freedom of expression, gathering a creative, fun-loving crowd with good vibes.
The indoor festival will unfold across three stages at the city's premier venues: Westar and its state-of-the-art facilities, clubbing hotspot Studio 9, plus its intimate backroom known as Kitchen that adds an extra layer of excitement to the experience.
“We are very excited to launch Groove In Taipei and bring its vibes to the electrifying Taiwan. We continue our “timeless journey” within our 11th year and are happy to expand in Asia. We will always be driven by pure quality and the best atmosphere, and fully committed to bringing the biggest DJ heavyweights while showcasing the greatest local talents,” mentions Deian Markov, Groove On The Grass General Manager.
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Boasting an impressive line-up, the event invites over global icons such as techno titan and Berghain resident Ben Klock, BPitch Control label head Ellen Allien along with her high-energy beats and unique vocals, plus top minimal house selector and trained jazz musician Dewalta.
Joining them are internationally acclaimed names such as Taiwan's own Code Wu who offers an eclectic mix of techno and electronica, Australian-born, London-based Marlie who’s considered a driving force of the micro house scene, Seoul’s Afrodite and her captivating sets that ooze eclectic sounds and groovy rhythms, plus Groove On The Grass founder himself, Deian, who’s made his mark at Ibiza, Burning Man and beyond.
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Stepping up for the local scene are a slew of handpicked talents: Jamie Q, Her Chen & Molly Lin, Mila, Vice City, Bernie Cyl, Gazer, Max Huang, Mateo Savo, Thomas Futoso, Felix Yang, Minijay, Henree and Kiko.
The first release of 2-day passes to Groove In Taipei are priced at NT$2.500, while 1-day passes are available for NT$1.500. VIP options are also available; take your pick of passes here.
Keep updated with Groove In Taipei by following its official Instagram account here.
Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Managing Editor, follow her on Instagram.