By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taipei City’s Department of Information and Tourism on Tuesday announced that the 2016 Taipei Riverside Festival will take place on every weekend from July 2 to August 27, featuring performances from heavyweight musicians such as singer Bobby Chen, The Chairman band, the Chang and Lee singing group, and Canada-based musician Matthew Lien.
This year’s riverside festival was officially launched after the electronic music rock and roll band, Taiko Electro Co., and Bobby Chen sang the original Chinese version of “Smells of Roses” as well as a performance by Chang and Lee, who just won this year’s Golden Melody best singing group award.
The department said the Taipei Riverside Festival, which was inaugurated last year, will be expanded this year with weekend performances during the festival period at places including Dadaocheng Wharf, Dajia River Park, Gongguan, Guandu Wharf, and Machangding Memorial Park. The department urged people to come to the riverside parks to listen to the concerts and visit the on-site markets. [FULL STORY]