12th Golden Melody Awards to be held in Kaohsiung/金曲獎頒獎典禮
Following the Double Tenth Day's fireworks display and the Lantern Festival, another annual big activity that used to take place in Taipei will be moved to Kaohsiung. The Kaohsiung City Government's Department of Information (DOI) has gained the approval of the Government Information Office (GIO) of Executive Yuan for hosting the 12th Golden Melody Awards, which will be held in the Chih-teh Hall, Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center on May, 5. Kaohsiung people will be able to enjoy a high-level musical activity.
The Kaohsiung City Government (KCG) has made every endeavor to move big cultural activities to Kaohsiung, said the DOI. Last year, the city government held a concert, a related activity of the 11th Golden Melody Awards, at the Jen-ai Park in Kaohsiung. This year, the KCG made a step forward and gained the approval of the GIO for hosting the big event in the Chih-teh Hall of the Cultural Center.
The 12th Golden Melody Awards would give Kaohsiung's music-lovers an opportunity to join the biggest musical event in Taiwan. The Golden Melody Awards is also very popular among overseas Chinese communities; accordingly, through the media and live coverage offered by satellite TV or the Internet, Kaohsiung will become well-known globally. This event can also promote the local record market and help create more balanced cultural development between northern and southern Taiwan.