Sundown Festival 2013 returns for its fifth year, with a sampling of the newest rock and pop acts from all around Asia. With bands and solo artists from South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, China, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand, the festival will be an eight-hour long shindig at the Marina Promenade on 16 November.
The 2013 edition of the festival sees the addition of bands from Southeast Asian nations, namely Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. There’ll even be an Asian street food village supported by Hungrygowhere.com, and fringe performances by Indonesian ‘barong’ dancers and Thai muay thai demonstrations.
Music-wise, here’s a rundown of the headlining acts from this year’s lineup.
With everything from alternative rock (NIDJI, No More Tear, Rock Steddy, and Rico Blanco) to Japanese glam metal (Screw and D=Out), rock music will be well-represented at Sundown.
Hailing from Indonesia, six-member NIDJI have been playing together for 11 years. With a name that means rainbow in Japanese, the band’s influences are equally as diverse in their alternative pop music. Female-fronted Thai band No More Tear will also be bringing their pop-rock sounds to the Marina Promenade stage.
Representing the Philippines are rockers RockSteddy and former Rivermaya frontman, Rico Blanco . Multi-talented Rico (who also acts and produces records) channels Australian band, Empire of the Sun in his latest single, ‘Burado’.
Rico Blanco- Burado
Previous years at Sundown Festival has seen Visual-kei bands like Alice Nine and ViViD play, and this year is no different. J-Rock bands Screw and D=OUT are on the lineup this year.
J-Rock out with D=OUT and Screw.
K-pop, Mandopop and Cantopop also get their fair showing.
Bosco Wong, Yoga Lin and Adonia Shao will be representing Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.
Hong Kong heartthrob Bosco Wong is the highlight for many at this year's Sundown. Other than a rising actor, Bosco also morphed comfortably into a singer. The highly sought after actor is also famed for lending his voices to several TVB series theme songs, including 'Wars of In-Laws (家規)' and 'Devil’s Disciples (強劍)' and movie soundtrack of 'Love In Time, (太錯)'.
Mandopop crooner Yoga Lin (林宥嘉)’s claim to fame was as the winner of the first season of Taiwan’s reality TV singing competition, 'One Million Star (超級星光大道)'.
Singer Adonia Shao Yu Han (邵雨涵) made her public singing debut in the talent show 'Super Girl' (超级女声) in 2005. This will be her first time in Singapore.
To wrap up the headliners, is K-pop girl group AOA (Ace of Angels) is returning to Singapore after having played a showcase here earlier this year.
AOA, with 'Get Out'
Other than the non-stop entertainment, culture-lovers and foodies will also be thoroughly occupied with cuisine from all the featured countries, and street performances.
Sundown Festival 2013 | 16 November 2013, Saturday| Marina Promenade (next to the Singapore Flyer)| Tickets at S$138 (Cat 1), S$98 (Cat 2)| Available at www.sistic.com.sg