Taiwan’s first homegrown EDM festival – LOOPTOPIA, returns with a massive lineup


After a triumphant debut to a jaw-dropping crowd of more than 32,000 for its inaugural festival last year and solidifying its position as the first and largest homegrown electronic music festival and entertainment wonderland in Taiwan, LOOPTOPIA has announced its return to the idyllic island and with it comes a colorful line-up of 50 world-class acts including talent like AXWELL Λ INGROSSO, DJ SNAKE, YELLOW CLAW, LOST FREQUENCIES & more, 3 elaborately redesigned stages and new partnerships with some of the world’s leading brands including a Q-DANCE takeover.

Taking place on APRIL 6 & 7 in the lush grasslands of the TAOYUAN PUSHIN RANCH and executed by Taiwan’s leading entertainment and hospitality group theLOOP, LOOPTOPIA is once again set to offer a festival experience that is inspired by other all-encompassing and fully immersive festivals like Mysteryland, Tomorrowland and EDC but with its own unique identity.



LOOPTOPIA has been working tirelessly all year to lock down 50 of electronic music’s heaviest hitters. Phase 1 of the line-up once again sees artists run the gamut through the entire spectrum of electronic music including EDM, tropical house, trance, progressive house, psytrance, trap, dubstep, hardstyle and especially bass music – which will be a big focus of the event this year. Confirmed acts this year include AXWELL Λ INGROSSO of Swedish House Mafia fame, Grammy-nominated French DJ and producer DJ SNAKE, the world’s most in-demand tropical superstar LOST FREQUENCIES who will play in Taiwan for the first time, Barong Family label heads and trap titans YELLOW CLAW, Dutch trance phenomenon FERRY CORSTEN, Belgian hard-style sensation COONE, mash-up monster and psytrance selector BEN NICKY, the head banging king of Canadian bass EXCISION, iconic hardstyle DJ and producer BRENNAN HEART, San Francisco based master of genre blending extraordinaire JAUZ, German-American trance mainstay MARKUS SCHULZ and RAY RAY, who has risen to the occasion after becoming Asia’s best export as far as bass music goes. In addition, the organizers have carefully curated a colorful line-up that gives center stage to a plethora of regional talents making LOOPTOPIA stand out from other festivals in the region that are focused almost entirely on international acts. The full line-up will be announced soon and you can see the full first phase line-up below.


LOOPTOPIA will bring back its 3 signature stages that have been extravagantly redesigned by world renowned stage designers, not that they needed it. The Kingdom of LOOPTOPIA, also known as the main stage, returns with a glossy makeover and promises PLUR emanating from its pillars in the form of non-stop melodies by some of the biggest names in electronic music. The White Palace is an ode to theLOOP’s classic 2F White Party and will carry festivalgoers through all eras of uplifting trance and progressive music where everyone can experience what it’s like to be reborn into the light. The Monster Tower brings back to life Asia’s largest costume party in that it embodies the spirit of Halloween Massive and promises to be dark, unique and full of personality. Not only is this stage is dedicated to hardstyle, trap, bass and dupstep but it will be co-hosted by Q-DANCE, a Dutch company responsible for some of the biggest hardstyle, hardcore and hard trance events and festivals in the world like Defqon.1, Q-Base, Qlimax and X-Qlusive.

On the festival’s return and focus on expansion, organizer Alan Hsia said: “A diverse and intricate line-up over multiple stages, expanded camping, a built-up artist village, proper F&B at LOOPVILLE and most importantly the crowds are the factors that will make this year even bigger and better. We are now using LOOPTOPIA as a platform in Taiwan to land artists, labels, and brands to introduce and increase interactivity with the best festival crowd in Taiwan. The collaboration with Q-Dance this year is just a beginning.”

Furthering the festival’s reach internationally even more is the return of Rukes, who is one of the world’s most prolific dance music photographers.

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