MetaMoon Announces September 2024 Festival, Headlined by Henry Lau

The two-day event will also feature Eric Nam and other performers, as well as a conference organized with the Roc Nation School of Music

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3:14 PM HKT, Mon May 27, 2024 1 mins read

Dedicated to showcasing Asian and AAPI artists and culture, MetaMoon Music Festival will be back in New York this fall for a two-day event headlined by Henry Lau and Eric Nam, with support from Emei and SUNKIS.

Performers will take to the stage at the Brooklyn Paramount on September 28. However, the show will be preceded on September 27 by “The Summit: Rise of Asian Artists and their Global Fandom,” a conference organized in collaboration with the Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment at Long Island University. Continuing on from a previous conference held last year, “The Summit” will include panel discussions and masterclasses by industry professionals, aiming to foster dialogue on Asian representation in the music industry and provide networking opportunities for students, encouraging the next generation of talent.

Tressa Cunningham, Dean of Roc Nation, views the MetaMoon Festival as a valuable opportunity for music students to “develop a well-rounded perspective of and appreciation for the global music industry.”

For Henry Lau (who RADII caught up with a few years ago) the MetaMoon Music Festival holds special significance as it marks his U.S. solo debut, providing many of his American fans their first opportunity to see him perform live.

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Image via MetaMoon Music Festival.

“This is the first time I can really show my stage and sing as much as I want for my fans, who know that all my shows have a very unique stage,” Lau told Billboard in an interview. “I like to take a lot of props on stage and record them into songs. I’m really excited that people in America can see that from me for the first time.”

Lau also expressed his enthusiasm about sharing his personal experiences and identity to contribute to the conference section of the festival.

“There are a lot of aspiring musicians, and I hope that my experiences can help give them a good idea of what to expect and what they need to work on in certain aspects. I’m just very excited to be sharing my story.”

Additionally, Lau revealed plans to perform a new solo song, “Always Been You,” at the festival.

Presale for tickets started May 22nd and general sales started May 24th, available at Ticketmaster.

Banner image via Youtube.

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