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Annual music festival in Taipei to feature water curtain shows
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Fang Wu (second right)/Photo courtesy of CNA
Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) The annual Sounds from the River Festival, which will take place at the historic Dadaocheng area in Taipei this month, will feature water curtain shows, plus live music performances, the city's Department of Information and Tourism said Thursday.

The festival will be held Aug. 17-19, with a 60-second water curtain show and a fireworks display on Aug. 18 that will last 5 minutes and 20 seconds, the tourism department said.

According to the tourism department, the length of the fireworks display is significant since the Chinese words for 5-2-0 sound like "I love you."

Over the three days, live performances by Rose Liu, Waa Wei, Fang Wu, and the band Frandé will be staged at Dadaocheng, a former shipping port and tea-export center in Taipei, the department said.

Visitors to the festival will also have chance to sample food and drink from around the world, including kiln baked pizzas and Cuban sandwiches, according to the tourism department.