Electronic music festival LOOPTOPIA returned to an impressive 36,000-strong crowd from April 6-7 at the lush Taoyuan Pushin Ranch.

Across two days, festival-goers swarmed in from all over Asia, including and predominantly Singapore and Japan, while the others natives of South Africa, the US and the land down under.

A second installment in, it’s apparent LOOPTOPIA is East Asia’s homegrown answer to immersive dance behemoths like Mysteryland, EDC and Tomorrowland.

But it comes with a unique identity. The festivities organised by entertainment powerhouse and hospitality group theLOOP, spanned three extravagant stages extravagantly upgraded from last year’s opuses.

The Kingdom of LOOPTOPIA, also known as the main stage, got a crazy, colourful, carnivalesque makeover and emanated PLUR from its pillars in the form of non-stop melodies by artists like Yellow Claw, Sebastien Ingrosso, Sam Feldt, Jauz, RayRay and Lost Frequencies.

The White Palace carried attendees through all eras of uplifting trance and progressive music with names like Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten, Andrew Rayel, Ben Nicky and Jody Wisternoff, all playing in homage to the fabled 2F White Parties that ran consecutively in Taipei for nearly a decade.

Together with Dutch brand Q-Dance, the Monster Tower brought back to life Asia’s largest costume party in that it embodied the spirit of Halloween Massive. The stage was dedicated to hardstyle, trap, bass and dupstep and hosted talent like Coone, Excision, Brennan Heart, Slushii, Dirtcaps, Ghastly and Atmozfears.

LOOPTOPIA will return in 2019 with what the organizer promised to be “an even bigger version”. For now, check out what went down this year.

Photos courtesy of LOOPTOPIA and RUKES.
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