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Sundown Festival 2013 – Event Details

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SUNDOWN FESTIVAL 2013 UPS ASIAN COUNTRIES TALLY TO EIGHT

Rock and pop acts from Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines set to wow at the largest Asian music, food and cultural festival

Singapore, 9 October 2013  Red Spade Entertainment (RSE), the organiser behind the annual Sundown Festival has announced the acts descending on the grounds of F1 Pit Building at Marina Promenade this 16th November.

The much-anticipated talent lineup for the fifth annual Sundown Festival is an unrivaled gathering of 10 established and up-and-coming headlining acts from eight Asian countries—Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand, including Screw, D=OUT, AOA, Bosco Wong, Shao Yu Han, Yoga Lin, Nidji, Rico Blanco, Rock Steddy and No More Tear. Drawing fans from all across Southeast Asia, Sundown Festival turns Marina Promenade into an Asian music and cultural central for an eight-hour long celebration— completed by an Asian street food village supported by leading food portal in Singapore, Hungrygowhere.com—establishing itself as a must-see event.

Tickets (Cat 1 at $138 and Cat 2 at $98, Early Bird Tickets at $68 are sold out) for this live music event are on sale on SISTIC and pay no booking fee at http://www.sundownfestival.sg

Artistes’ line-up overview

2013’s edition of the festival sees the addition of three Southeast Asian nations to the musical melee: Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. Known for their ‘rockability’ and mastery in alternative music, it is no wonder the likes of Nidji, No More Tear and Rock Steddy and Rico Blanco are fronting these tri-nation sensations. Continuing on the ride on the surge in popularity and demand for Japanese glam-metal rock and “visual style” of music, visual kei bands Screw and D=OUT (pronounced as ‘doubt’) are set to thrill festival goers.

K-pop fanatics can expect some eye candy and sugar rush in the form of Ace of Angels (AOA) a truly unique versatile music group that interchange between a five-member female band and a seven-member idol group. All eight members from AOA will be making their full appearance at the festival to lend their full support at the festival.

Finally, this line-up of musical entertainment will not be given justice without the vocal prowess of 2 Adonia Shao Yu Han from the People’s Republic of China and an injection of familiar names the likes of Mandopop Taiwanese boy wonder Yoga Lin and Cantopop and TVB star Bosco Wong.

The unique proposition of Sundown Festival as the only annual music festival in southeast Asia to unite Asian music and culture speaks volumes of Singapore’s strong reputation as a centre for creativity and innovation in the region. As consumers become increasingly discerning, such home-grown entertainment content offering exciting and refreshing experiences will set Singapore apart as a global city with an energetic and inventive entertainment scene.

Festival goers can look forward not only to eight hours of non-stop entertainment but also bona fide street food sourced from all the eight Asian countries and fringe cultural performances such as “the barong” (storytelling dance form) from Indonesia, Tinikling B-boys (a mix of traditional pre-Spanish tap dancing with bamboo poles and breakdancing) from the Philippines and muaythai from Thailand.

Undoubtedly the largest Asian music festival: Sundown

“Year five of Sundown Festival is a milestone,” said Samantha Chan, director of the Festival. “We have set a simple goal: to bring the burgeoning stars in Asian rock and pop music together for the best show in the region, a show that the world can only see in Singapore. And that is exactly what we have done; these acts we have brought in this year will rock your socks off, bring pride to being Asian and prove once again, there is no place more exciting than Singapore’s Marina Promenade this 16th November,” added Chan.

For more information about the line-up, visit http://www.sundownfestival.sg or http://www.facebook.com/mysundownfestival (Note to editors: Refer to Appendix for artistes’ bios).

For artistes images go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/pprsg/

 

SUNDOWN FESTIVAL 2013 DETAILS

Date: Saturday, 16 November 2013

Time: Doors open from 3pm Venue: F1 Pit Area, Marina Promenade (next to Singapore Flyer)

TICKETING INFORMATION

Tickets (all free-standing) are available at SISTIC. Log on to http://www.sistic.com.sg to book or call ticketing hotline: (65) 6348 5555. For more information on Sundown Festival, check out http://www.sundownfestival.sg.

DEPRESSION X G-SHOCK The World Tour 2013.

 “Living life the conventional way can be depressing. That is why; DEPRESSION represents breaking from boredom and standing out.”

When one would to hear the word “Depression”, you’ll often get words associating to it like “Stress”, “Misery” or “Despair” that follows on as you think further. However, in this story this particular word has its own set of positive vibes.

Admits the mundane and boredom of corporate jobs, this advertising firm has a gem waiting to shine and his name is none other than Kenny Lim.

THE OFFICE DEPRESSION SYNDROME

The 36 year-old, single, upset and bored about his job is feeling very depressed. In some cases, it might sound bad, if you can imagine what could have followed on after that? Wrong! This “Depression” turned out to be more of a charm than a curse. Kenny was about to make a one of the biggest decision in his life, getting thrown into the unknown and swim with the sharks or to be left to collect dust and rot away?

Kenny and his Depressions.
Kenny and his Depressions.
Photo Credit: Justin Sim

Kenny: “It’s always difficult leaving a cushy job to chase your dreams, the stability of income and facing criticisms from many people.”

Andrew: “It was a happy moment setting up our first shop 7/8 years ago. We’re both inexperienced, and had to learn along the way. What a journey. ”

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“Kenny Lim (Left) and Andrew Loh (Right) at G-Shock’s 30th Anniversary wearing their collaboration timepieces”
Photo Credit: Justin Sim
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Limited edition timepiece sold at Depression, Cineleisure outlet at only SGD$199.
Photo Credit: Justin Sim

“DEPRESSION” came out as a brand that stood out significantly. Inspired by the corporate boredom of the advertising industry Kenny and his partner Andrew Loh decided to step out and mark Singapore with their fashion label in 2006.

THE JOURNEY THROUGH DEPRESSION

When asked as to how the brand name came about, Kenny shared with me this: “We named our brand depression because that was how we felt at that time. It’s also a symbol to celebrate diversity. Because I think being boring is a depressing thing.”

Kenny’s journey to discovering DEPRESSION has led him through many challenges, through the people he faced and forging a strong working relationship with his partner Andrew.

When asked about how the like-minded duos were able work so well with one another, Andrew shared: “We are great partners, and we complement each other. He’s macro and biz minded and I’m good with details. So it’s not super challenging, as we both respect each other’s sphere of work.”

DEPRESSION IN PHILOSOPHY 

Taken from the philosophy behind DEPRESSION’s brand concept, it talks about living life without any boundaries or limitations; the ability to stand-out and express you is what living life really is all about.

When asked about what drove Kenny to make his stand, he said “It’s always important to be different, to stand out amongst the others; I feel that if the fashion world had no diversity it would have been upsetting and here I am today celebrating difference!”

Stella Evangeline, a local fashion blogger shares with us: “DEPRESSION brings creativity to their works. Witty in design with a strong message to deliver, this label is always bringing something new and interesting to their design.”

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“The G-SHOCK philosophy guides and inspires us to be unafraid of making choices and sticking to them.”
Photo Credit: Justin Sim

WHAT IS DEPRESSION?

The brand image portrays that of a monochromatic, intellectual and cult, the label presents each collection as a black comedy based on medical themes. Their label aims to meet the needs, occasions and aspirations of the creative professional and some titles of their men’s, women’s and shoes collections include AW12 PLASTIC SURGERY, SS13 BLACKOUT and AW13 DYSMORPHIA.

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Shi Xin Hui performing at G-SHOCK The Word Tour Party in her Depression Outfit~!
Photo Credit: Justin Sim

Having attended major events and since then featured in various media including Beijing Fashion TV, Tokyo Fashion Express and Korea Fashion News. Kenny and his partner have brought together an array of collection which has seen the lights of Singapore Audi Fashion Festival, Seoul Fashion Week and Malaysia Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

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Depression Singapore interviewed by MTV Asia.
Photo Credit: Justin Sim

G-SHOCK, CASIO TIMEPIECE COLLABORATION

Just recently, DEPRESSION has made the headlines once again with their collaboration with the world renowned G-Shock from Casio, which they have launched a limited edition timepiece. A very first collaboration with a brand from Japan, Kenny has reached closer to his dreams of bringing the best of the Japanese Fashion Culture into the hearts of Sunny Singapore.

Kenny & Andrew standing next to their G-SHOCK Signature Timepiece at Casio's 30th Anniversary Tour held at Sentosa, The Coliseum.
Kenny & Andrew standing next to their G-SHOCK Signature Timepiece at Casio’s 30th Anniversary Tour held at Sentosa, The Coliseum.
Photo Credit: Justin Sim
“DEPRESSION X G-SHOCK Timepiece” Photo Credit: Justin Sim
“DEPRESSION X G-SHOCK Timepiece”
Photo Credit: Justin Sim

Kenny: “I’m really proud of the G-shock collaboration because it is a wonderful recognition from a major brand. And Asia style collection is great for a Singapore designer to showcase his work to an Asian audience.”

In his last statement, Kenny stated what he felt his brand would become: “My hope for DEPRESSION is to inspire people to live their own dreams, to be able to live life the way they want to”

Seven years later, the former Copywriter and Art Director team is a lot less depressed, and has recently created the diffusion line ANTIDEPRESSANT™, the happier and off-season line that specializes in child-like graphic pieces with a signature geek face print.

Lukai Takashi meets the talents behind Depression.
Lukai Takashi meets the talents behind Depression.
Kenny Depression & Andrew Depression Photo Credit: Justin Sim
Kenny Depression & Andrew Depression
Photo Credit: Justin Sim