The returning premier music and arts festival, Neon Lights, has revealed 17 more great names its 2016 lineup. The long-awaited announcement comes months after Neon Lights shared its second run in Singapore with two loved acts Sigur Ros and Foalsheadlining the two-day festival, across six stages.Billed as the region’s ‘music lovers’ festival,’ Neon Lights is bringing together, in real life, the dream indie playlist over the weekend on 26-27 November, 2016.
Amongst acts joining this year’s lineup include Canadian indie-electro duo Crystal Castles, Swedish alt-folk hero Jose Gonzalez and the original Godfather of Funk himself, Detroit’s George Clinton who will be bringing his 25 piece mothership for a classic show featuring the best of Parliament and Funkadelic’s songs that had such an influence on Prince amongst other acts.
Notably, Neon Lights 2016 will host the first-ever performances in Singapore of new stars such as England’s Shuraand Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes, who has produced for Florence & the Machine amongst others, plus Swedish songwriter The Tallest Man on Earth, New York hiphop pioneers The Sugarhill Gang.
Other internationals confirmed today for the two-day festival include Canadian neo-funk star Neon Indian, English folk-songstress Lucy Rose, electronic producerGold Panda (U.K), jazz and hiphop fusion from Badbadnotgood (CA), the wall-of-sound that is 65daysofstatic (U.K.) and newbiesPumarosa (U.K.).
New acoustic superstar Gentle Boneswill head up the Singaporean contingent at Neon Lights, fresh from two sellout shows at Esplanade Theatre last month.The beautiful atmospherics of Linying and the electronic dance rock quartets Cashew Chemists andDisco Hue will be strutting their stuff to their home crowd at the Fort Canning Park, as part of the Neon Lights 2016 lineup.
A limited number of early bird ticket remain available, starting at SG$120 for a single day pass from www.neonlights.sg.
Neon Lights’ festival director Declan Forde commented, “We feel we are upping the ante with the range and quality of music acts in this year’s festival, with a strong mix of international acts alongside the best new stars from the Singaporean indie scene. We’ll be announcing a few more music acts, plus the array of entertainment in our arts areas in September.”
Last year’s inaugural festival drew over 10,000 people over two days, with music fans traveling from all over to experience over 50 musical and art performances including headliners, Damien Rice and CHIC featuring front-man Nile Rodgers.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Fort Canning Park, Singapore
2 p.m. –late
2016 NEON LIGHTS LINEUP
Saturday, 26 November, 2016
Crystal Castles (CA)
Gentle Bones (SG)
Neon Indian (Can)
Lucy Rose (UK)
Gold Panda (UK)
The Sugarhill Gang (US)
Cashew Chemists (SG)
Disco Hue (SG)
Sunday, 27 November, 2016
Sigur Ros (ICE)
Jose Gonzalez (SWE)
Blood Orange (UK)
George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic (US)
The Tallest Man on Earth (SWE)
Early Bird tickets still available at the following prices:
$195 (+booking fees) for a two-day weekend pass
$120 (+booking fees) for a single day pass
$1150 (+booking fees) for 2-day weekend pass for group of 6
$40 (+booking fees) for a two-day weekend pass
$25 (+booking fees) for a single day pass
*Must be accompanied by an adult
ABOUT NEON LIGHTS
Singapore’s very own premier music and arts festival catered to music lovers of all ages. Neon Lights is organised by a team of international award-winning festival experts, including co-founders of the Irish music and arts festival since 2004 – Electric Picnic, Hong Kong’s yearly marquee music event of the year, Clockenflap, and Harvest Festival in Australia; as well as Singaporean creatives Hyphen and Creative Voice. Neon Lights promises an electrifying line up of international and local music, interactive art, and a ton of fun for everyone.
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