The Urban Nomad Opening Freakout Music Fest




Event Info

4/14-15 (Sat-Sun), 2pm ~ midnight
Tiger Mountain
No 186-1, Lane 221, Fude St, Xinyi District, Taipei

Houshanpi Stn. or Xiangshan Stn., then taxi (5min), Xinyi Ganxian bus (10-15min), or walk (25min)

2018 Urban Nomad Opening Freakout

2-day outdoor music festival @ Tiger Mountain


日期 | DATE: 4/14-15 (六, 日 | Sat-Sun)
時間 | TIME: 2pm ~ midnight
地點 | PLACE: Tiger Mountain, No 186-1, Lane 221, Fude St, Xinyi District, Taipei
微遠虎山 台北市信義區福德街221巷186-1號
捷運 | MRT: 後山埤站 Houshanpi Stn. or 象山站 Xiangshan Station, then taxi (5min) or walk (25min)


For 2018, Urban Nomad will open two months of music and film events with the Urban Nomad Opening Freakout, to be held on April 14 and 15 (Sat & Sun) at Taipei’s best outdoor music venue, Tiger Mountain, a green mountain valley only a 10-minute taxi ride from Taipei 101. The Urban Nomad Film Fest will take place at the Wonderful Theater (真善美) in Ximen from May 17 to 27.

The Opening Freakout lineup will consist of more than 30 bands and DJs playing on two main stages, including nine international acts from the US, France and Japan, as well as a CIRCUS STAGE for aerialist performances plus amazing food, craft beer, a pop-up vinyl DJ stage, art installations and booths and other new surprises!

Saturday’s lineup will focus on garage rock, neo-psychedelia, and electronic, while Sunday will feature neo-soul, funk, ska and jazz. Headliners include Angelo Moore and the Brand New Step, a 6-piece San Francisco-area group fronted by Angelo Moore of legendary 90s alternative band Fishbone, playing a neo-soul, ska and funk fusion with electronic dance music. There will also be French keyboardist Laurent Coulondre, winner of Best New Artist at France’s equivalent to the Grammy’s, with his jazz duo Zero Gravity. Japanese bands Minnesota Voodoo Men and Walkings bring wild music from Tokyo’s garage scenes, while PeopleJam and omni sight, also from Japan, will jam out dance beats with live band instrumentation. The lineup also features many of Taiwan’s best live acts, Skaraoke, Hang in the Air, Outlet Drift, Sonia Calico, Destroyers, Crocodelia and many more.

An Urban Nomad music festival wristband will get you discounts to several related events, including the Taiwan premier of GARAGE ROCKIN CRAZE, a new documentary on the Tokyo underground garage scene, to be screened at Pipe on April 12 with live bands from the film playing afterwards. Angelo Moore will DJ an official afterparty at Triangle on 4/14. And PeopleJam will play a warmup party at Revolver on 4/13.

The Urban Nomad Opening Freakout began in 2008 as an opening party for the Urban Nomad Film Fest, kicking off a decade of musical events inviting the best, weirdest and most outrageous underground and indie musical acts to Taiwan. Highlights include the Video Mindfuck Party (2011) featuring I.U.D. (with Liz Bougatsos of Gang Gang Dance), Trippple Nippples (2012), Mop of Head (2013, 2016), Autopsy for a Drowned Shrimp (2015), Kinoco Hotel (2017), and many more. Since 2015, Urban Nomad’s opening party has grown to become its own event, an outdoor music festival that kicks off the Urban Nomad spring season — the Urban Nomad Opening Freakout!