It hasn’t been a month since the inaugural We Are Connected Festival wrapped up and we already have major details on the upcoming edition of the Amsterdam-born, Asian-bred dance fest.
ALDA Events revealed they’re taking We Are Connected to Taipei on February 19, 2017 at Dajia Riverside Park, Zhongshan District, with the support of local promoter Super Chill Events, a team behind this year’s I AM Hardwell – United We Are Taipei.
And get this, We Are Connected Taipei has one heavyweight of a headliner in store for you: the Godfather of EDM himself, Tiësto.
More performers and ticket details will be announced shortly. In the meantime here are five reasons why we think this newcomer festival will soon become Asia’s next EDM destination.
The first instalment of We Are Connected took place in Yangon on November 23 with a lineup that features Armin van Buuren, Bassjackers, Firebeatz, MaRLo and more.
It’s uncertain whether the festival will return to the Myanmar capital right after its Taipei touchdown, but according to head of ALDA Asia Dennis de Bruin, “Myanmar will always be the home ground. So if we do it, we hope that people in Myanmar can be proud that their movement is spreading to other countries and we can unite all those dance lovers in Asia.”
Tiësto, or Tijs Michiel Verwest, is a Dutch trance/house DJ and record producer. After launching into mainstream success with his first two albums In My Memory (2001) and Just Be (2005), he became the first DJ to perform at the Olympics. He was voted DJ Mag‘s No. 1 DJ in the world from 2002-2004 before winning a Grammy Award for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.
UPDATE (Dec 26): We Are Connected Taipei’s complete lineup has been revealed! Support Tiësto are Porter Robinson and Medeon, producers and collaborators behind dance hit “Shelter”, Spinnin’ Records’ first Chinese star Carta, fresh-faced British DJ Mike Williams, trap DJane Mena and Taiwanese progressive house talent Mila.
Tickets are available today 7PM (GMT+8) through ibon, starting at TWD2,800 (General Admission Early Bird) and TWD3,400 (VIP Early Bird). The prices will increase as the following tiers begin. To reserve VVIP tables, contact [email protected]