Be prepared for an out-of-this-world experience
Be prepared for an out-of-this-world experience
- By SG-Promoted
- | Nov 14, 2018
Asia’s favourite beachfront music festival is back for its 18th edition and as always, they aren’t holding back. Themed The Interplanetary Voyage, your ride into a future of sick beats and an out-of-this-world lineup awaits come December. Here’s what to expect.
Enter the mothership
Setting the stage for this world-class lineup is a 36-metre wide and 20-metre tall stage modelled after Zouk’s main dance room. Designed by Unlimited Productions (the same guys who’ve worked on iconic festivals like Tomorrowland and Daydream), the otherworldly structure will resemble a spacecraft, complete with reflective steel panels, plasma LED screens and the all-seeing Zouk Eye, programmed to project mesmerizing graphics that’ll set the mood for the evening. Beam us up, scotty!
We have liftoff
This year’s headliners will take you to the moon and back and we cannot wait to get grooving on the sand to the beats of the likes of Jeffrey Sutorius, the legendary producer and artist who hails from the music capital of the Netherlands. Previously known as the front man of Trance supergroup, Dash Berlin, Jeffery has played at other massive festivals like Ultra, EDC, Storm and A State of Trance. This year, he comes to us earthlings as a solo act, and you can expect a masterful delivery of sounds electrified with fresh perspectives and ideas.
Joining the list of superstars is KSHMR, his stage name belaying his unique style of fusing EDM with Indian melodies that has left an impact on the stages of Coachella, Tomorrowland and more. His production talents – you know him for tracks like ‘Power’ and ‘Carry Me Home’ – combined with his electrifying stage presence will cumulate in a performance that will nuke you right into orbit.
Last but not least is Australia’s Timmy Trumpet, producer and live instrumentalist known for his far out ability to blend trumpet solos over his tracks. Perhaps best known for his breakout track ‘Freaks’ back in 2014, Timmy dominates the dance floors with his unique mash of jazz-infused big room, psy trance and hardstyle, earning him accolades like Australia’s #1 DJ and spots in DJ Mag’s coveted top 100 list.
Blast from the past
Oh, and for all you long-time fans of all-things retro, get ready to break out your best moves on the sand because AJ Hackett, Siloso Beach (located next to the main ZoukOut grounds) will be hosting the Mambo Jambo Beach Party. Fronted by local DJ veterans Tony Tay, Brendon P, Leonard, Jeremy Boon and Lincey and The Dinosaur, get ready for Total Recall as you dance your way through a musical journey of tunes from the golden 80s to all your favourite guilty pop pleasures. In the spirit of all things #throwback, there’ll also be a Mambo Jambo Dance Off – if you’ve got the moves, you might just win yourself bottles of Moet & Chandon.
The Mambo Jambo Beach Party kicks off from 4pm-9pm, Dec 1, and if you’re one of the first 250 attendees, don’t forget to drop by the Swatch booth to grab yourself a complimentary customized Mambo Jambo drawstring bag. There are limited tickets available to this retro extravaganza, so grab yours from $55/adult (access to Mambo Jambo only) here.
PS: ZoukOut ticket holders are entitled to complimentary access.
Complete the orbit
Killer acts aside, ZoukOut 2018 offers a vibrant festival ground packed with activities and fringe performances. This year’s roving acts include Cyber Japan dancers, stilt walkers, fiery performances by the Ekta Singapura dance troupe, LED-decked entertainers and more. If you’re feeling a little out of place, head on over to the Body Marbling station or OCX and Lazada booths for hair, beauty and festival get-up refreshes.
Refuel your engines
This year’s Food Village features an exciting curation of bites from Singapore’s top food names. Think Sangers from Burnt Ends, succulent meats from Meatsmith, addictive tapas from FOC Sentosa, Vietnamese street food classics from Nam Nam and hot dogs from Fung Kee Hotdog. Vegans, you haven’t been forgotten as VeganBurg will be serving up your meat-free favourites too. More vendors to be announced at later dates, so keep your eyes peeled for more information.
Also, for the first time ever in its 18-year history, ZoukOut will partner with Burnt Ends and FOC Sentosa for a boutique dining experience. This culinary affair will be helmed by the Michelin-starred chefs behind two of Singapore’s most celebrated restaurants, and guests can expect to feast on a full-course dinner featuring over 15 culinary creations against an idyllic sunset beach backdrop, so get your reservations here.
If you’re visiting from another dimension, official hotel and travel packages are also available for those traveling from abroad, or locals looking to party without worrying about having a place to crash for the night. Starting from $405++, packages include tickets, late check-out, buffet breakfasts and transport (two pax) at partner hotels including W Hotel Singapore, Hard Rock Hotel, Bay Hotel Singapore, Festival Hotel, Genting Hotel Jurong and Park Hotel Alexandra.
For more information, please visit their website here.
ZoukOut is brought to you by Zouk Singapore, DJ Mag’s #3 Club in the world.
Official Party Card, DBS
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