The 2023 World Music Festival @ Taiwan steps up its game with bigger, better programming and lineup featuring some of the most important names in global music from Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and the rest of the world.
This year, the music-focused, multi-format event will take place on October 12-15, 2023, at the Taipei Music Center with two-part festivities: Going Global Trade Fair on October 12-13, and Our World Music Festival on October 14-15.
Taiwan’s very own Outlet Drift and Joanna Wang will be headlining Taiwan’s most prominent world music festival, along with global superstars ADG7 from South Korea, Hitoto Yo from Japan, and Balaklava Blues from Ukraine and Canada.
A total of 24 Taiwanese music artists and international groups are set to perform through 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, including six from America, fourteen from Asia, seven from Europe, three from Africa, and one from Oceania.
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.
The World Music Festival @ Taiwan is dedicated to promoting Taiwan’s multicultural and multilingual music, as well as fostering a cross-cultural feast of folk traditions with international music, bridging Taiwan and the world through the power of music. Since its inception in 2016, this festival has brought together diverse global music genres, pop crossovers, and multicultural features, with Taiwan as its foundation, creating a platform that connects the world through music.
Beyond the roster of performing acts, 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.