One of the global cities, the world today is extremely familiar with Singapore. Emerged as one of the most important hub worldwide, it has the 3rd largest Foreign Exchange Center and is growing by passing time. Singapore has a diverse culture and many tourist destinations along with modern architectural attractions. From the fashion world to the finance sector, it has made its name and existence felt globally, and is counted amongst one of the happening cities of the world. Thus, it is no wonder that some of the famous musical festivals occurring here have caught the attention of the world and music fans, with several visiting Singapore to attend them. From EDM, rock to indie-rock, a number of genres of music are played in these festivals. For people who are still amazed by the news of popularity of music in Singapore, here are the top three music festivals that are hosted by the city. So, stay tuned and know the music which makes not only the entire Singapore but Asia and the globe to grove to its rhythm and tunes.
It has been more than a decade since Baybeats was first began in 2002 by John Chiong. So much is its popularity that even twelve years later, this music festival generates excitement and crowd worth watching for which has only increased over time. A stage for indie-rock and alternative music, musicians from all over Asia and globe perform at the dais. This annual three day long music festival held in Esplanade in Singapore, provides various bands and performers a chance to showcase their talent in several music genres including folk and metal. Held anywhere between June to September, the bustling and energetic crowd is a must watch out for.
One of the most awaited annual events, ZoukOut is a dance music festival. And not only Singapore, but the entire Asian continent looks forward to this, making it one of the biggest dance music festivals of Asia. Launched in the beginning of the new millennium i.e. in 2000, ZoukOut every year since bring out the magic of dance and music. More than 40,000 people from various parts of Asia and Singapore gather at the Siloso Beach to groove, dance and party in this two days long festival. The past performers in ZoukOut includes acts by Grammy Award winner DJ Jazzy Jeff, W&W, Calvin Harris, Avicii, DJ Tiesto and many more. Held mostly in December, there is still time to gear up for the 2015 blast.
- Jerome’s Laneway Festival
Began at Melbourne, Australia in 2005, St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival was an instant hit. In the subsequent years that followed, it not only expanded to various Australian states but also to New Zealand, Auckland and Singapore. The year 2011 saw the launch of this famous music festival in Singapore where music enthusiasts from nook and corner of Asia made their presence felt. Since then it has been annually held in Singapore with thousands of audience grooving to indie music and other performances by Solange, Icona Pop, Vance Joy, Beach House and the list goes on. The surprising speed with which tickets are sold every year indicates the popularity of this event.