CIRCLE JANUARY 18 with a red pen if you are tired of idol-driven, repetitive Canto-pop. On this day, you have the opportunity to go wild over some 'real' and quality music. Korean pop queen Park Ji-yoon and Taiwan's rock 'n' roll big brother Wu Bai will be headlining an outdoor one-day music festival titled Wild Day Out at the old Kai Tak Airport. They will be joined by Chang Chen-yue, Cheer Chen Chi-jen and Sticky Rice from across the strait and local live acts Seasons Lee, Wildchild and Anthony Wong Chau-sang. Park, famous for her wild appearance and dancing, will stage her first live concert in Hong Kong. The 21-year-old has been singing for four years, and she is the best-known Korean singer in Hong Kong and Taiwan. 'We can't wait any longer for her performance in Hong Kong,' says Flora Kwong Man-wai, the record label's general manager of event organisers Rock Hong Kong Company. 'Although she is not a rock singer, it's still enjoyable to see her and her dancers in an outdoor venue.' Wild Day Out is a rare outdoor music event in Hong Kong. Some 12,000 people are expected to catch the performances from eight live acts. The music extravaganza is scheduled to kick off at 4pm. 'This is a rare opportunity for Hong Kong audiences to enjoy outdoor rock music live, as very few live bands exist in the local music scene,' says Kwong. She says that last year's success of an other open-air Concert Summer High, which was held on the Tamar Site, has given the company confidence to continue to organise this kind of rock music festival in Hong Kong. 'Last year, 10,000 showed up for the event. We were thrilled by the popularity and audience's good behaviour,' she says. To make this year's event an even bigger success, big names such as Taiwanese rocker Chang and funk band Sticky Rice - both performed at last year's Summer High - have been roped in. Representing Hong Kong will be independent musician Lee, Wildchild fronted by Commercial Radio DJ Jim Yan Chi-hong (aka Siu Yeah Jim) and actor and singer-songwriter Wong. 'We hope to give indie musician Seasons some exposure because he is a great performer on the stage,' says Kwong. 'Wildchild is a Cantonese hip-hop group and their music carries the soul of teenagers. Chau-sang is famous for his unique style of stage performance and his down-to-earth lyrics.' The Taiwanese camp, apart from Chang and Sticky Rice, is joined in by Chen and Wu Bai, both have a solid following in Hong Kong. 'Cheer Chen's music, though less noisy and rock'n roll than the others, is excellent at acoustic,' says Kwong. 'And for Wu Bai, I don't think I need to make any more recommendation as he's the big brother of Taiwanese rock 'n' roll.' Kwong hopes that in the future, Wild Day Out can be an annual event, and eventually a gig as large as Japan's Fuji Rock Festival. 'There are not enough Hong Kong artists who perform rock shows [on this scale]. That coupled with the high costs, a lot of promoters refuse to organise this kind of event in Hong Kong,' explains Kwong. 'We hope that more music companies will join us in the future to hold meaningful music events for young people,' she says.