STARLIGHT MUSIC FESTIVAL
Written and translated
by Dora Chiu Photos courtesy of Kaohsiung County Government
The Lakeside Starlight Music Festival, organized by
the Tourism and Traffic Bureau of Kaohsiung County Government,
is set to transform unused land surrounding ChengCing
Lake into a modern recreation area with an international
basketball field, a park with a spectacular open-air
stage, a performing arts center, and a new tourist information
The Lakeside Starlight Music Festival
in DaPi Road Park is different to many other music events
in that it has an experimental purpose--it aims to embed
performing arts into a public space where people can
freely appreciate the diverse beauty of music, and enjoy
a soulful moment of lying down on the grass, looking
up at the starry night sky, and listening to a live
The music festival starts on October
15 and lasts for eight days. The program includes top
musicians from the genre of world music, such as master
flutist Ron Korb, and popular percussionist Chen Zimbalista
If you fancy jazz, pop, or ethnic music,
you won't be disappointed. Also, the woods of the park
will be equipped with sound systems, and you'll smell
the scents of coffee and tea. Moreover, there will be
a stage for buskers and interactive community activities.
Come and see the open-air bars, where you can enjoy
a beer with friends, and be embraced by the arty aroma.
Admission to all performances is free.
Other upcoming events in Kaohsiung County:
On October 10, the National Day Fireworks Display will
be held at Lover's Wharf, Singdagang, in ChieDing Township
in the northwestern corner of the county; and from October
15 to the end of October, the 2005 Taiwan Design Expo
will be at WeiWuYing, a former military base.
For details, see http://220.127.116.11/intranet/traffic/,
or call Kaohsiung County Government's Tourism and Traffic
Bureau at (07) 747-7611 ext 2907.