Returning for a second year, Singapore’s homespun premier music festival Neon Lights, taking place Nov 26-27 at Fort Canning Park, has been teasing us about the rest of the line-up for weeks, with little social media games. After the announcement a few weeks ago that Sigur Ros and Foals would be headliners, music lovers had been biting their nails, wondering if the artists performing at Hong Kong’s Clockenflap music and arts festival—falling on the same weekend as Neon Lights—would manage the Singapore stopover. Now we know.
Joining this year’s stellar line-up are Canadian indie-electro duo Crystal Castles, whose music existence was rather fuzzy after lead vocalist Alice Glass left in 2014 (producer Ethan Kath has since brought in new singer Edith Frances, so we’re excited to see how that’ll work out live); England’s Shura and Blood Orange who’ll be making their debut in Singapore; New York hip hop pioneers The Sugar Hill Gang; Canadian neo-funk artist Neon Indian; and more.
The Singapore contingent at this year’s Neon Lights is pretty superb as well—Gentle Bones, who just sold out two shows at the Esplanade Theatre just last month will be playing on the first night, alongside Cashew Chemists and Disco Hue. Rising folk and indie singer-songwriter, Linying, who’ll be heading up to perform at Tokyo’s Summer Sonic (their epic line-up includes biggies like Radiohead, Underworld and so much more) next month, will be taking the stage on the second night.
Here’s the music line-up so far:
Saturday, Nov 26
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, Nov 27
Sigur Ros (ICE)
Jose Gonzalez (SWE)
Blood Orange (UK)
George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic (US)
The Tallest Man on Earth (SWE)
And that’s just the music side of things… for now. Look out for more updates on other acts and the arts line-up in September.
Tickets are priced from $120 for a single day pass from their website. More information here.