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Official Kick-Off of the "2107 New Taipei City Ho-Hai-Yan Gongliao Rock Festival"

Official Kick-Off of the "2107 New Taipei City Ho-Hai-Yan Gongliao Rock Festival"
News 2017/6/23
Date 2017/07/28 - 2017/07/30
Organizer Tourism and Travel Department, New Taipei City Government
Press Release by the Tourism and Travel Department, New Taipei City Government June 23, 2017
Official Kick-Off of the "2017 New Taipei city Ho-Hai-Yan Gongliao Rock Festival"
Hohaiyan Rock Festival Turns 17 Years Old! The Classic Gathering of 17 Famous Guitarists Welcome You to the Journey of Gongliao.
[New Taipei City] "Ho-Hai-Yan 17, let's get together!" During July 28 to 30, the 2017 New Taipei city Ho-Hai-Yan Gongliao Rock Festival is grandly held at Fulong Beach. In addition to the annual Ho-Hai-Yan Indie Music Awards, there are numerous brilliant Indie bands nation wide and worldwide invited to participate the event, and the music fans will get three days of wonderful experiences! This year, it's the 17th anniversary of the New Taipei City Ho-Hai-Yan Rock Festival ever since the first kick-off, the organizer has exclusively invited 17 famous guitarists to perform on stage for a joint celebration, which will be one of the highlights within the three-day programs.

Youth 17, 17th Anniversary of Hohaiyan Rock Festival Returns to the Initial Intention.
The Director of Tourism and Travel Department, New Taipei City Government Chen Guo-jun indicated that the music contest, Ho-Hai-Yan Indie Music Awards, provides opportunities for indie bands to make themselves conspicuous and bring new vitality to the music circle in Taiwan. Meanwhile, the event activates the music artists with the diversified and liberal energy in their creation, and the "Ho-Hai-Yan Gongliao Rock Festival" has made to become one of the most leading activities in Taiwan's music circle. This year "Ho-Hai-Yan 17” is intending to return of the youth at 17 years old and the initial intention of music creation. It's expected that "Gongliao International Rock Festival" can let the new generation explore the spirit of rock and roll.
This year the chairman of the group of judges, Head of the Quarterback Hushen indicated that numerous bands registering the contest had a versatile styles, the judges spent a lot of time discussing and selecting the top 30 bands into the prefinal contest. They also feel pleased with the flourishing trends in music creation in young generation. In the press conference, a total of 16 delegates of the music bands that has ever participated the Hohaiyan Rock Festival were invited to pass down the value of this year, "Ho-Hai-Yan 17".
Prefinal Contest of Ho-Hai-Yan Rock Festival explores brilliant music talents for the future.
There were 141 registered music bands in this year's Ho-Hai-Yan Indie Music Awards, the domestic professional music artists and music critics are invited to be the judges in the preliminary contest, and 30 brilliant indie music bands were elected to enter the top 30 prefinal contest, which will be held on July 1 at The Wall in Gongguan, July 2 at the Riverside Music Cafe Live House and July 9 at the Sanying Art Village. And the last top 10 music bands will enter the Ho-Hai-Yan Indie Music Awards. Free admissions are provided in the three prefinal contests, music fans are welcome to the venues for passionate participation!
The Most Classic Hohaiyan Rock Festival, 17 Famous Guitarists Go on Stage Together!
2017 New Taipei City Ho-Hai-Yan Gongliao Rock Festival is themed with "Ho-Hai-Yan 17, let's get together!", the contents of the three-day programs with the perspectives of music communication, comparison and sharing, such as the activity themed "Bands Taking Turns" on July 28 is performed by 10 music bands in different styles with every two bands taking turns going on stage for comparison and the design of separate stage left and right allows relay performances that give the audience endless surprises. On July 29, the master show "Ho-Hai-Yan Indie Music Awards" is on the main stage; besides the great performances by the top 10 music bands, 17 famous guitarists will be invited to perform together on stage bringing the program to its climax and creating the classic scene of Ho-Hai-Yan Rock Festival. The international night "Rock Music" on July 30, international music bands and Taiwan's domestic classic rock music bands are invited to join the great event and rock together for a new creation.