A planned move of the venue for this year’s “Spring Scream” music and art festival has sent a chill through the tourism industry in Kenting
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A planned move of the venue for this year’s “Spring Scream”
music and art festival, which is part of the annual Kenting Music Festival, has sent a chill through the tourism industry in Kenting, a popular beach town near the southernmost tip of Taiwan that has been experiencing a serious tourism slump in recent years.
According to a brief announcement on Spring Scream’s official website, the musical event will move from Kenting to Kentington Resort (小墾丁度假村) in Manzhou Township, Pingtung County, and the festival is scheduled to take place over the three days from April 5 to April 7.
Spring Scream was founded in Taiwan by two foreign musicians who decided to create the festival in 1995 to encourage the development of independent bands and original creations. Over the years, the event has greatly boosted local economy. [FULL STORY]