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)
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.