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Inaugural GLOWBALL Festival announces first round of acts

Spearheaded by Sonia Calico, the event on June 1 will feature Lady Shaka, Howie Lee, Lujiachi & more to be announced

  • Amira Waworuntu
  • 5 April 2024
Inaugural GLOWBALL Festival announces first round of acts

GLOWBALL Festival is set to make its mark on Taiwan's scene on June 1 at Taipei Music Center and has just dropped its inaugural line-up.

At the helm of GLOWBALL Festival is DJ/producer Sonia Calico, who aims to lead attendees on a journey of transcultural dance and celebration.

The festival's name, derived from the homophone of "global", reflects its commitment to diversity, blending "glow" and "ball" to symbolise radiance and celebration.

More than just a music event, GLOWBALL Festival aims to foster community and celebrate diverse cultures through electronic dance music.

Leading the charge is Lady Shaka, an Afro-Pacifika and Femme Queen dancer who incorporates Maori and Pacific indigenous chants into her performances, captivating audiences with her irresistible queer charm and energy.

Also joining the line-up is Howie Lee, known for his innovative fusion of traditional Chinese aesthetics and modern electronic elements, promising a visually stunning live audiovisual performance.

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From the streets of Paris to the underground scene of Saigon, Nodey brings a unique fusion of Vietnamese traditional sounds, pop, and global club influences.

Producer-slash-guitarist Lujiachi and the XTRUX new media collective are also set to present an immersive experience combining instrumental music, electronic beats, and augmented reality titles Mantis A/V Live.

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Alongside the performances, you’ll also be able to explore interdisciplinary dance projects, enjoy ballroom dance parties, and browse market stalls offering unique goods.

More names on the line-up will be announced at a later date.

Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Managing Editor, follow her on Instagram.

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