A-mei to perform at 9:30 p.m. at free New Year's Eve concert
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Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) Singer A-mei (張惠妹) will take the stage at 9:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve during her free hometown concert, after performances by several other artistes, according to the Taitung County Cultural Affairs Department website on Wednesday.
The show at Taitung's Seashore Park, first unveiled by the singer on her Facebook page on Sept. 24, will start at 3 p.m. with music by "DJ Show/Sam" for 1.5 hours, followed by a 35-minute break, the department said.
The indigenous band Original Brewing (原味醞釀) will be the opening act, and other performers will include the band Lanshin (蘭馨), singer Maleveleve (張仰華), band Black Storm (黑旋風), singer Anna (安那), female singing group Girls (女聲), rock band Outlet Drift (漂流出口), and singer Sangpuy (桑布伊), according to the website.
At 9:30 p.m., A-mei will take the stage, and she will later lead the New Year countdown, which will be followed by fireworks, the cultural department said.
It will be A-mei's first performance in her hometown in Taitung County, southeastern Taiwan, since 2014.
"This is where I started. I'm going back, are you coming? Come join me and say goodbye to a chaotic 2020," she wrote on her Facebook page in September.
While the concert is free, people planning to attend are required to register their contact information on the website of the culture department, from Dec. 10, in line with the county government's COVID-19 protocols, according to the website.
Chung Ching-bo (鍾青柏), head of the department, told CNA that the concert and fireworks will be held as planned, regardless of the COVID-19 situation, but they may have to be held without an audience if outdoor gatherings are not considered safe.
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