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The Hohaiyan Rock Festival (Chinese: 貢寮國際海洋音樂祭; pinyin: Gòngliáo Guójì Hǎiyáng Yīnyuèjì) is an annual Taiwan rock music festival held in Fulong Beach, Gongliao District, New Taipei, Taiwan.[1][2]

Hohaiyan Rock Festival
貢寮國際海洋音樂祭
Hohaiyan 2006 Smaller Band Shell Fulong Beach.jpg
GenreRock
Location(s)Fulong Beach, Gongliao, New Taipei, Taiwan
Years active2000–present
Websitehohaiyan.ntpc.gov.tw

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NamesEdit

The name "Hohaiyan" came from the historical fact that Taiwan is an island surrounded by sea and waves. Taiwanese aborigines heard the wave sound coming to shore with a melody of "ho-hai-yan", thus "Hohaiyan" ever since has signified waves and oceans to them.[3]

HistoryEdit

This free music event first started in 2000 on 15 July.[4]

PerformersEdit

 
Cui Jian performing at the 2007 Hohaiyan Rock Festival

TaiwanEdit

Notable musicians from Taiwan have performed in this concert, such as Mayday.

Outside TaiwanEdit

Many from outside Taiwan have also performed, such as Baseball from Australia, Canada, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland, United States etc.[5]

TransportationEdit

 
People going for Hohaiyan Rock Festival at Fulong Station.

The concert venue is accessible within walking distance from TRA Fulong Station.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Phipps, Gavin (15 July 2005). "Spot the star at Ho-Hai-Yan". Taipei Times. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  2. ^ Woodworth, Max (14 July 2003). "Monkey Insane tops the charts at Ho-Hai-Yan". Taipei Times. Retrieved 10 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2013-06-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Gongliao Fulong Hohaiyan Rock Festival". Taiwan.gov.tw. Retrieved 2014-04-21.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2013-06-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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