Music festival season in Singapore just got a major injection of cool with the arrival of Hostess Club Weekender at Fort Canning Park on February 22 next year.
The festival by independent label Hostess, is a must-see fixture in the Japanese Festival calendar. It will have bands such as Temples, Delorean, Four Tet and Deerhunter playing at the upcoming two-day Japanese edition on November 30 and 1 December. But the bands we are getting aren’t half bad either.
A banner released on the Hostess Asia facebook page today, announcing the bands for Hostess Club Weekender in Singapore
With the freshest line up to hit our shores, the gig sees the return of big names like indie darlings The National and cosmic post-rockers Mogwai headlining.
But it’s the newcomers who have us excited.
The bill also includes music industry newbies like much-lauded punk-poet King Krule, Icelandic folk singer Ásgeir and Brooklyn punk duo Buke and Gase.
King Krule, with the instant hit that was 'Easy Easy'
It is not known if more acts will be added.
The first quarter of the gig year in 2014 is already shaping up to be jam packed, with the stellar lineup for Laneway Festival on 25 January and the always promising week-long Mosaic Music festival in March.
WHO ARE HOSTESS?
Hostess holds three of such "Weekender’s" in a year in Japan. The Tokyo-based label seems to be having the Weekender in Singapore as part of its growth in the region (they were behind Franz Ferdinand’s recent show in Taipei).
In the notoriously hard-to-break Japanese market,Hostess is responsible for signing acts such as The Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead for Japan, ahead of major labels.
Earlier this year, Hostess secured exclusive rights to release the fourth Franz Ferdinand album, ‘Right Thoughts,Right Words,Right Action’, in Asia- ahead of Sony, with whom the band previously had an exclusive deal.
They now represent some of the biggest independent and alternative labels in Japan,including Domino, Matador, Rough Trade and Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar.
We can’t help feeling a hint of anxiety, considering the recent spate of last minute festival/show cancellations. Let’s just hope the show materialises.
Hostess Club Weekender| 22 February 2014| Fort Canning Park| 3pm onwards| $118 for advance tickets, $150 at the door. Available at EventClique.com